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" IN &1EMORY * 

W'Y mourn our loss — Theodore Roosevelt — 
Ex-President, Statesman, Soldier, Explorer and Publicist 





1858 Born. New York City, N. Y., Oct. 27th. 

1880 Graduated from Harvard College. 

1880 Married Alice Hathaway Lee, Oct. 27th. 

1882-84 Member of New York Legislature. 

1884 Death of Mrs. Roosevelt. 

1886 Candidate for Mayor of New York. 

1 886 Second Marriage to Edith Kermit Carow, New York. 

1889-95 United States Civil Service Commissioner. 

1895-97 President of New York Police Board. 

1897-98 Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 

1898 Organized Rough Riders and fought in Cuba with 


1899-00 Governor of New York. 

1900 Elected Vice-President of United States, Nov. 4. 

1901 Succeeded to Presidency on death of McKinley. 

1904 Elected President of United States, Nov. 8. 

1905 Brought about Russo-Japanese Peace. 

1906 Awarded Nobel Peace Prize. 
1909-10 To Africa on hunting trip. 

1912 Progressive candidate for President. 

1914 To Brazil on exploring trip. 

At the head of an exploring party in South America in 
1914 he discovered and followed for 600 miles a Maderia 
River tributary which the Brazilian Government subsequently 
named in his honor, Reo Theodore This was the famous 
"River of Doubt". 

1916 Nominated for President on Progressive ticket 

but declined nomination and supported Hughes 
1919 Died, Oyster Bay, L. I., Jan. 6th. 



Irene C. Thompson, as we will 
name her "Paderwiski the second," is 
always ready to give her services for 
the boys. Many of the sailors of the 
Navy Yard have listened to her won- 
derful execution on the piano at the 
Y. M.C. A. during the lunch hour. 
Someone asked me the other day if she 
had left the service, they had missed 
her radiant smile. Investigation proved 
that she had transferred her playing to 
the Armory, so any noon one can en- 
joy a first class musicale at Building 39. 

Members of the Naval Reserve 
Force honorably discharged from the 
service or released from active duty will 
be permitted to wear the uniform of 
their respective ranks, grades and rat- 
ings for a period not exceeding three 
months after such discharge or release 
from active duty. 

The Boy Scout Drive — Tag Day — 
at the Navy Yard under the direction 
of Miss S. Russell and Miss A. E. 
Jonas, brought a total of $296.80. 

Chaplain James D. MacNair gave 
a very interesting talk on his experi- 
ences at Chateau Thierry before the 
American Institution of Banking at the 
Boston City Club on January 15. 

The employees that were tardy on 
the P. M. of Jan. 14 claimed they 
had been "stuck" on Commercial st. 
(owing to molasses.) 

The Marine Barracks, which were 
placed under the command of the com- 
mandant of the district when it was 
established, have now been placed un- 
der the command of the commandant 

United States Food Administration License 16086 

Open from 6 A.M. to 1 A.M. 


Established in 1896 

. /. C. /"lord, Manager 

Lunch and 

43 Main Street, Charlestown 

of the yard, Capt, William R. Rush, 
by a recent order. 

Rear Admiral A. H. Robertson, 
formerly senior aid of Commandant 
Rush, has taken charge of the destroyer 
force at New York and selected the 
U. S. S. Columbia as his flagship. 

Woman Yeoman Dempsey, the 
inspector of uniforms at the Navy Yard 
has recommended the names of women 
yeomen as competitors for these prizes, 
who appear to conform strictly to uni- 
form regulations. 

Among the contributors to the musi- 
cal program given at the Y. M. C. A. 
on Christmas Eve, was Miss Ray Sa- 
phire who entertained the boys with 
several numbers. Miss Saphire was 
accompanied by Miss Thompson. 

Katherine Roberts, nee Greeley, is 
a very busy yeowoman, as the com- 
pletion of her latest book "Yeogirl's 
Experience in Georgia" will soon be 
ready for publication. We trust all 
will secure a copy. 

Chaplain John H. Finn, former 
Chaplain of the Yard, paid us a visit 
on January 14th, after spending several 
months at Base Hospital No. 2 in 
Europe. He has been assigned to the 
U. S. S. Nevada. 

The following women yeomen have 
been made chiefs: Katherine Trainor, 
Louise O'Brien, of the Machinery 
Division; Beatrice Ross, Isabelle John- 
son, of the Captain of the Yard's Of- 

Mr. Charles Bamberg, Chief Clerk 
of the Inspection Office, has returned 
to civil life again, and may be seen at 
his desk working very ardently. I really 
think Charlie cut a stunning figure 
in his uniform. 

The Junior Aids to the Comman- 
dant, Ensign Curtis and Ensign Bates, 
are kept busy these days releasing men 
from the Naval Service. 

Ask Chief Yeoman Anna Kelley 
why she thinks the Mount Vernon 
heads the list of Uncle Sam's ships? 

Congratulation on that Merit 
Button, Miss McLean? It sure does 

The Misses Murray and Donnelly 
are forever quarreling when it comes 
to the question of ''Who's Who?" 
meaning Ernest and Alfred of course. 

Phyllis Kelly, Chief Yeoman, and 
Secretary to the Commandant, says 
"It's a long way to Siberia, girls." 
C'est la guerre, Phil! 

Thursday, 23 January 19, the yeo- 
men of the Commandant's Office were 
the guests of Miss Helen Farrell at a 
delightful dinner and theatre party. All 
in the party proclaimed Miss Farrell 
a charming hostess. 

Commodore A. L. Key, U. S. N., 
Retired, has been relieved from active 
duty and he has returned to his former 
position as Vice-President and General 
Manager of the Volunteer Life Insur- 
ance Co., Chattanooga, Tennesee. 
Commodore Key was Senior Aide to 
the Commandant during the war. 

There has been a few changes in our 
office force. The Misses Maude Far- 
rell and Alice Welch formerly attached 
to the Senior Aid's Office are now at- 
tached to this office. Miss Katharine 
Howard has been transferred to the 
Office of the Mutual Aid. 

A letter was received a short time ago 
from our old co-worker, Chief Yeoman 
Edward J. O'Neill, now overseas, in 
which he vividly pictures the marvels 
of old Ireland, where he has been visit- 
ing with two other Chief Yeomen. 

We have received news that'Tip" is 
on the high seas after declining an in- 
vitation to attend the Peace Conference. 
It is expected a holiday will be declared 
when he arrives at his former office, 
and a public reception will be held. 

The Accounting yeogirls have form- 
ed a bowling club and many exciting 
competition contests are being looked 
forward to. 

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S A 1 V 

The Navy Yard Chapel 

["he \.iw Yard Chapel is indebted 

tn one of the yeoghis, who does not 

to divulge het name, tor the 

e <<t the Blessed \ ir^in. 

ind friend 

who made the supreme sacrifice 

Countr) and I' lag. 

most fitting and valuable 

gift to the Chapel, tor the Blessed Vir- 

- the special Protectress ot theCath- 

olic >jilor Mo\ She I railed hv him 

the Star of the Sea, and m»: as the 

n the Heaven directs the manner 

in his )onrne\ over the Pillow \ waves, 

ot the Sea, directs the 
» boj m his journej over life's 

«.u. What viilor boy, as he kneels in 
prayer looking' at the statue ot Man. is 
not tilled with the desire hoth to 
beseech her intercession with her Di- 
vine Son, anil also to imitate those two 
characteristics tor w huh she is so noted 
and to den\e those two ereat virtues. 

nenttal to ever] good sailor hoy, 
namely, Purit) and Obedience^ 

It is a source ot great encourage- 
ment to those interested in the religious 
welfare ot the sailor boy to know that 
the ''iris of the Yard take so keen An 

interest in our Chapel. \nd while we 

cannot expect so g e nerous. ■ man 
ration again, we do hope thai the girls 
in the service will feel thai the Vi\\ 

"l .ud Chapel is here foi then use and 

benefit as well as the boys in uniform. 

In behalf ot the bo) s in the set » ice 

we wish to acknowledge this kind gift 

and hope that the donOI m.n lie the 
beneficiarj ot man) blessings tor her 
Piety, Kindness and Thoughtfulness. 

Plumbing Shop Willi 

February 28th 

The Plumbing Shop Relief Associa- 
tion of the Boston Navj Yard will ^ne 
a Grand Hall on I nda\ evening, Feb. 

2Sth at Convention Hall on ( iarrison 
Street. City, the purpose ot which is 
to raise funds to help fellow workers 
who are in financial difficulties There 

will lie a grand march which will he 
led bj the President ot the Associa- 
tion Mr. 1'. Mooney, followed In 
I'hos. I erguson, \ ice-President; .1. 

/.olla. Treasurer. F. O'Brien, I inan- 

cial Secretary and |. Kelly, Recording 

Secretary. A lanje attendance is an- 


Y( )l > .in alw .i\ s w m ,i in. in 
through his stomach, 
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The Navy Relief Society needs 

the proceeds to take care of the 

tremendous call of RELIEF. 



Reasons Back of Puzzling Cloth- 
ing Worn by Men Who Sail 
and Fight Upon the Sea 

Here it is at last — the why's and 
wherefore's of the sailor's uniform. 

The baggy trousers, that broad, odd- 
looking collar, the black silk necker- 
chief, the trousers so tight around the 
waist, and that round blue flat cap, so 
jaunty in its rakishness. 

There are very good reasons for all 
of these. 

The baggy trousers are made that 
way to permit instant turning up of the 
trousers if decks have to be scrubbed, 
or if a boat has to land through the surf. 

And the reason for the trousers being 
so tight around the waist is to save the 
expense of a leather belt to hold them 
up. And, in addition, the double thick- 
ness just around the stomach keeps the 
men from catching cold and acquiring 
indigestion by the chilling of that very 
vital organ. 


How many of you know that the 
broad collar is made double? Well, it 
is, and on a cold night watch it makes 
an almost perfect helmet by being tied at 
the corners with a bit of rope yarn and 
hauled over the head. And nothing is 
more obvious than that on hot days the 
flowing open collar is twice as comfort- 
able as the soldier's high-necked blouse. 

Even the black silk neckerchief 
comes in for its share of usefulness. If 
fastened on a boat stretcher or a mop- 
handle, it makes a perfect wigwag signal 
flag good up to two miles. Or, if the 
man should happen to be wounded, it 
can be improvised into a fine tourniquet 
or into a sling for a broken arm. And 
in addition to the above usefulness, it's 
a bit dressy. 

The origin of the silk neckerchief is 
interesting. When Admiral Nelson, 
the great English seaman, died, the 
British Admiralty ordered that all sailors 
should wear a black scarf around their 
neck as a memorial tribute to the ad- 
miral. After the time of mourning was 
over the black scarf proved so attract- 
ive and useful that it was continued; 
and the United States Navy adopted it. 

And, last of all, that round blue flat 

cap that you all have seen. The lay- 
man seems to think this isn't useful 
even as a head covering. But again 
there is a good reason for this part of 
the uniform. Time and again such caps 
have been used, in lieu of something 
better, to bail out water-logged small 
boats, while in an emergency the disk- 
like shape has made a perfect semaphore 
for signaling. 

No criticism ever is made of the 
round white working hats of the sailors, 
for their utility is so apparent that they 
have been adopted almost everywhere 
for sport use. 

Yeowomen's Hats 

of the better 


Samples may be seen 

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The Stomach Speaks 

By Old Man Stomach Himself 

7 a. m. — Put on my steel lizzie and 
waited for coffee. Nothing came 
down but water, hardtack and 
goldfish. Wish I had signed up 
with an officer. 

12 m. — Hello! What's this, steak and 
French fried at last? No such luck 
— got a shower of water and 
monkey-meat. Can you beat it? 
Boy, oh boy, but it's wet down 

6 p. m. — More water and -monkey- 
meat. I'm S. O. L.. that's all. 


7 a. m. — Took inventory. A little 

goldfish and monkey-meat left. 

8 a. m. — Water — nothing else. Big 

fight going on outside. 
12 m. — More water. I'm building a 
ladder out of two horsehairs and 
the wood that came down with 
the beans on Saturday night. Safe- 
ty first, say I. 

6 p. m. — Called up the speaking tube 

and asked for steak and onions. 
Got a lot of goldfish for my 


7 a. m. — We got relieved last night 

at last. Now for some real chow. 
7:10 a. m.— Wow! Here it comes — 
coffee, oatmeal, bacon, bread, jam 
and — more coffee. Seems like old 

10 a.m. — Steak and French fried. 
10:05 a. m. — Rice Pudding, dough- 
nuts and cocoa. 

11 a. m. — More of the above. Have 

no room left. 


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3 p. m. — Still more of the above. 

Don't know where to put it. 

4 p. m. — Beans and potato salad have 

pushed me up to the rafters. Sent 
a request up the tube for a little 
time to clean up. Got more 
doughnuts for an answer. What's 
the use? 
6 p. m. — GAS! Am writing this with 
my mask on. 

6:03 p. m. — Monday's goldfish is rais- 
ing the devil with tonight's 

7:02 p. m.— Anchored my ladder. Gas 
is getting thicker by the minute. 
8 p. m. — Never saw so much gas in 
my life. 

8:30 p. m. — Am prepared to die — and 
so is the fellow who carries me 

8:45 p.m. — Sound of doctor's voice 
outside. Heard something about 
"C.C's." I know what they 

8:48 p. m. — Here they come, four of 
'em, all in a bunch. 


7 a. m. — Well, you wouldn' t know the 
old place any more — or me either. 
I lost my helmet and my extra 
pair of hikers in the big rush. 

12 m.— Called up the tube and asked 
for a soft diet until I have time to 
see the supply sergeant and get 
another helmet. Hadn't finished 
talking before down comes a lot 
of hardtack and coffee. I got three 
scalp wounds from the hardtack. 

6 p. m. — Goldfish! I might have 

known it! 


7 a. m. — Frog bread and coffee. 
11:03 a.m. — Something big's going on 

up above. Boocoo prisoners and 
'a lot of shouting. "There's kegs 

and kegs of it," I hear someone 

11:05 a.m. — Boche beer— the good old 

heavv kind with a kick in it. 
11:30 a.m.— Ditto. 
12 m. — Ditto. 
3 p.m. — Ditto. Guess I'll lay off for 

a few days. I need the rest and 

my lights are out, anyhow. 

Don't know what time it is. I should 

7 a.m. — What's AWOL mean : 

Attention— -Enlist in the Navy 

Have you ever stopped to consider 
the advantages which the American 
Navy offers, and of making it your 
life work? Good wages, board and 
lodging free, chance for travel, oppor- 
tunity to learn a trade, chance to earn 
commission, free medical attendance, 
pension upon retirement, and innumer- 
able other inducements. The oppor- 
tunies were never better than at the 
present time. By 1920 the United 
States plans to have a Navy second to 
none. Now is the time for you to make 
a decision. 

The government is making a 
special offer to men of the Naval Re- 
serve Force who are being disenrolled 
or relieved from active duty. Upon 
disenrollment a Naval Reservist may 
immediately enlist in the Regular 
Navy, but will not be required to 
make a refund for clothing outfits fur- 
nished upon enrollment in the Reserve. 
Men so enlisted are entitled to the out- 
fits authorized for recruits making 
their first enlistment in the Regular 
Navy. While a reservist may enlist in 
the Regular Navy in the first enlist- 
ment rating only, he may immediately 
be given the rating he held in the Nav- 
al Reserve Force, provided he has been 
confirmed in that rating. 

For further information regard- 
ing the opportunities offered by the 
Regular Navy, call or write to the 
Navy Recruiting Officer, 51 Cornhill. 
Boston, Massachusetts. 







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From the beginning of the war down 
to the end of October the mercantile 
navies of the world, British, Allied, and 
neutral, suffered a loss of 15,025,962 
gross tons, and out of this total 9,004,- 
004 tons were British. 

The figures do not represent exclu- 
sively war losses. When the Admiralty 
issued the weekly returns of ships sunk 
the figures included only those lost 
through mine or submarine, but since 
the first publication of sinkings in terms 
of tonnage "loss by enemy action and 
marine risk" has been the official for- 
mula, and the public has no means of 
differentiatingbetween the two. The fig- 
ures quoted above, therefore, include 
wrecks, founderings, vessels detained 
in enemy ports at the outbreak of war. 
those destroyed by the Emden and other 
raiders, and so forth. 

The precise amount of Germany's 
tonnage debt to civilization may never 
be known, though a nation which 
deliberately adopted the unspeakable 
policy of sinking without trace could 
have no cause of complaint if every 
case in which the smallest doubt existed 
were automatically put down to her 
"credit.' ' It must be remembered, too, 
that many of the so-called "marine 
risks" (such as steaming in convoy, 

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without lights, and with the bulk of the 
normal aids to navigation removed from 
the coasts) would never have had to be 
faced but for the submarine menace. 

At the very lowest estimate, how- 
ever, at least 80 per cent, of these 
losses have been brought about by 
German submarines and mines, in- 
humanly and illegally employed. This 
means, in round figures, that the Hun's 
debt to Britain is 7,200,000 tons, and 
to the rest of the world 4.800,000 tons 
—a total of 12,000,000 tons. 

Can Germany liquidate that debt 
on a ton-for-ton basis? To do so at 
once is, of course, out of the question, 
for the debt represents more than two 
tons for every one that Germany pos- 
sessed in the summer of 1914. Ac- 
cording to an official estimate, the 
Huns now have some 3,200,000 tons 
of shipping, including 950,000 built 
during the war. Every ton of this 
that is serviceable should be handed 
over to the Allies as one of the con- 
ditions of peace. Possibly some 2,000,- 
000 tons would be obtained in this 
way — still leaving a debt of five 
times that amount to be paid off. 

And how ? Well, if it is to be paid 
in kind there is only one way, and 
that is by means of a levy on the out- 
put of Hun shipyards. In 1913 these 
yards built 414,000 gross tons of 
merchantmen, and they also completed 
102,500 displacement tons of warships, 
apart from submarines. 

Allowing for the check that will 
certainly be placed upon warship con- 
struction in Germany, that nation is 
clearly capable of turning out half a 
million tons of merchant shipping a 
year. Is there any reason why 50 per 
cent, or even more, of that output 
should not be handed over year by 
year until the tonnage debt is paid off? 
-— Daily Mail, London. 

And It Was No Woman Yeoman 

Irate Father: "Was that salty 
sailor boy here again to call ? 

Daughter (vivaciously) : " No Dad- 
dy just some girls came in for the 

Father: "Well, one of your girl 
friends left a package of cigarettes on 
the couch." 

117" ANTED -Small furnished apartment 
* " located near the Fenway. 

Address THE SALVO 

Bowling Championship 

Won by Printers 

Match Between Printing Office 

and Commissary Store Settles 

Long Drawn Out Argument 

The argument for supremacy in 
Bowling in Building 5 was settled de- 
cisively on Monday evening Jan. 13, 
when the Commissary Store went 
down to defeat at the hands of the 

The match was held at the City 
Square Alleys, and, after the fir>t string, 
was easily decided in the Printers' 
favor which they won by 131 pins. 

The line-up and pinfall was as 
follow s :— 

Dohertv 91 83 99 273 

Ryan 100 83 101 284 

Clemens 80 102 100 282 

Kerrigan 98 107 82 287 

Synnott 90 95 89 274 

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C. P. O. at the Training Station: 
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Gunner's Mate Gave His Life to Save Mates On the Cassin When 

Torpedo Was About to Strike — New Ship Bears His Name 

— What a Collision Does to a Destroyer 

There used to be Hun submarines 

Across the seas a-sailing, 
But now they're on the bottom, sir, 

And need a little bailing. 

Drop the ash cans over, boys! 

Drop them over handy, 
And give the Huns a damn good taste 

Of Yankee Doodle Dandy. \ 

So sang the boys of the American 
Navy Destroyer Flotilla, operating in 
the "war zone," and thus ' keeping 
the road to France open" to get the 
soldiers across the water, so they 
could put the finishing touches on 
Potsdam's little scheme to dominate 
Europe, and then all the rest of the 

Their "ash cans" were the demor- 
alizing depth bombs, which played 
such havoc with the unsportsmanlike 
Hun " tin fishes." 

To ' drop the ash cans over, boys," 
was the object of Osmand K. 
Ingram, gunner's mate, first class, 
aboard U. S. S. Cassin, when she got 
the welt from a sub in the Irish Sea, 
Oct. 15, 1917, and was badly damaged 
and had to be towed into an English 
port for repairs. 

The Cassin, on the hunt, under 
Commander Walter N. Vernon, who 
is now in charge of the destroyer 
Sigourney here at the Charlestown 
Navy Yard, was running along about 
20 minutes south of Mine Head, Ire., 
when at 1:30 p.m., the lookout raised 
a tinfish two points on the port bow 
about four or five miles away. Three 
minutes later the tinfish, which was 
awash, submerged. 

At 1:57 the Commandin Officer 
sighted a torpedo approaching. Judg- 
ing from its direction and speed of 
about 35 knots, they estimated the 
' pickle" ought to strike abreast the 
engine room or the fire room. 

Trying to Dodge 

The Cassin was then going under 
two boilers at a speed of about 15 
knots. She maneuvred to dodge, 
putting on double emergency, and 

raising her speed to 26 or 27. 

The rudder was put hard left and it 
looked for a moment as if the torpedo 
would pass astern. 

When 15 or 20 feet away the tor- 
pedo "porpoised," leaving the water 
completly and sheering to the left. 

Before returning to the water the 
torpedo hit the Cassin well aft, on the 
port side, about at frame 163, and just 
above the water line. 

Almost immediately all the ash cans 
in the stern, set for firing, began to ex- 
plode. That was in the days before 
they could be in readiness in racks at 
the stern set either at "safety" or at 
' fire". 

None was "safed" on that October 
day. Each was a very destructive lit- 
tle devil, and if the boat dropping them 
at the Hun didn'rget "almost as much 
as 200 yards away before the explosion 
woe betide her plates and rivets. 

Well! Gunner's Mate Ingram was 
cleaning the muzzle of No. 4 gun, 
target practice having just been com- 
pleted aboard the Cassin. 

He saw the torpedo coming, and 
quick thinking showed him what 
would happen if it landed among the 
ash cans on the stern. So he was apt 
to do what he could to avert the dis- 

He was blown to pieces. Nine 
others of the crew were slightly injured. 
Ingram got enough ash cans clear to 
save the lives of many shipmates and 
to save the Cassin from visiting Davy 
Jones at the bottom of the Irish Sea. 

Secretary of Navy Daniels soon 
ordered that a new destroyer should be 
named the Ingram. 

Died to Save His Mates 

H. M. S. Tamarisk towed the Cas- 
sin into Queenstown. Then she was 
taken down to Newport and repaired. 

Commander Charles C. Hartigan, 
her present skipper, here at the Navy 
Yard the other day called attention to 
the following verse, posted in her 


wardroom and absolutely anonymous, 
according to the Navy code: 

His name was "Rebel" Ingram, he was 

Alabama's son, 
And he whistled songs of "Dixie" as he 

stood beside his gun. 
There was laughter in his make-up, there was 

manhood in his face; 
And he knew the West traditions, and the 

courage of his race, 
Now there's not a heart among us but should 

swell with loyal pride, 
When we think of "Rebel" Ingram and the 

splendid way he died. 


On the swift destroyer Cassin he was simply 

gunner's mate, 
But up there, today, I fancy, he is standing 

with the great, 
On that grim day last October his position 

on the craft. 
Was that portion of the vessel, which the 

sailors christen aft. 
There were ash cans there beside him to be 

dropped upon the Hun, 
And the fan-tail watch in those days was a 

mighty busy one. 

From the foretop came a warning, came a 

cry all sailors fear, 
"Torpedo coming, starboard side."' And 

the vessel's doom was near. 
Ingram saw the streak of death, but he saw 

a little more, 
A greater menace faced them than the White- 
head. had in store. 
If the ash cans there beside him were not 

heaved beneath the wave 
Even- man aboard the Cassin soon would 

find a water}- grave. 
It was death for him to linger, but he figured 

if he ran, 
And quit his post of duty, t'would be death 

for every man. 
So lie stood right at his -tation, heaved the 

ash cans overside. 
Then in a splash of blood and flame— that's 

how Ingram died. 
I don't know just how to say it, but the whole 

United Stan- 
Will remember Kelly Ingram— -he who died 

to save his mate-. 

What a Collision Does 

It was no "porpoising" torpedo, 
which made a "hurrah's nest" out of 
the for'ard end of the destroyer Stock- 
ton, now back at her home yard on 
this side of the Western Ocean. 

Traveling without lights, as was the 
order, one night in the Irish Sea late 
last March, she fouled a merchant ves- 
sel, carrying a CSTgO worth close to a 
million, and sent her to the bottom. 

No human being was injured aboard 
this "watchdog" of the DestToyei Flo- 
tilla, which later was put back in shape 
in Liverpool. 



Before leaving the service, consider 
carefully the War Risk Insurance 
benefits and the relatively low pre- 
miums, and if possible make plans to 
continue your insurance in civil life. If 
in doubt why not continue payments 
for a few months and write to The 
Disbursing Officer, Bureau of War 
Risk Insurance, Washington, D. C. 
for detailed information. 

"One hundred eighty seven alnav 
Commandants and Commanding Offi- 
cers are directed to institute immedi- 
ately on active duty campaign to ex- 
plain to all officers and men under 
their command the rights and privi- 
leges in connection with continuation 
and conversion of the United States 
Government insurance. Every person 
in the military or naval service holding 
government insurance may continue 
same in its present form for not more 
than five years and during this time 
may convert the present term insurance 
into standard forms of government in- 
surance including ordinary life, twenty 
payment endowment maturing at age 
sixty-two, and other usual forms. Offi- 


cers and men may continue govern- 
ment insurance after separation from 
the service. It is highly .desirable 
that persons now in the service keep 
up their insurance and continue to 
keep it up after they return to civil life. 
If insurance is permitted to lapse 
valuable right to convert same into 
standard forms of government insurance 
will be lost. It is essential that this 
should be impressed on all officers and 
men through a systematic canvass under 
personal supervision of commanding 
officer. Literature and circulars will be 
forwarded to you. No person should 
be permitted to drop insurance until 
advantages of continuing same and con- 
verting it into after-the-war forms of 
government insurance has been fully 
explained. Before separation from the 
service every individual should be fully 
acquainted with his privileges and du- 
ties under war risk insurance. This mat- 
ter is of highest importance to all officers 
and men in the navy and to the country 
at large. 15022 SecNav 5:58 P.M." 
For detailed information regarding 
insurance, address Disbursing Officer, 
Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

"Who Killed Cock Robin?" 

Since the armistice we have noted a 
tendency on the part of certain persons 
to claim all or the lion's share of credit 
for the victory over the common foe 
for this, that, or the other Ally accord- 
ing to the writer's or speaker's nation- 

We suppose that this is the psycho- 
logical time for this particular species 
of fool to afflict an already sorely tried 
world. We further suppose that a cer- 
tain number of equally loose thinkers 
will be more or less influenced by the 
utterances of the claim-alls, and that 
these two classes of humans will at- 
tract to themselves about the same at- 
tention that a pickpocket gains in a 
company of honest men. 

In other words, for a time these im- 
politic people may, and probably will, 
cause a feeling of resentment in some 
quarters. But the great, commonsense 
majority of the Allied peoples will 
always remember (and gladly give 
credit accordingly) that the war was 
won by all the Allies fighting as one 
great Army of Liberty. 

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One of the most successful social 
events of the present season, hoth fi- 
nancially and socially, was held in the 
form of a dancing party on Monday 
evening, Jan. 13. 1919, bytheAccoyeo 
Girls, which is composed of yeogirls 
employed in the Accounting Depart- 
ment from which the club derived its 

The affair was held at the New 
Strand Ball Room, Huntington avenue 
and over 600 people were in attend- 
ance, among whom were many uni- 
formed men of both the army, navy 
and marine corps. 

The dancing was in charge of Miss 
Olive T. Parsons, chairman of the 
committee, and Miss Vera Sullivan, 
her assistant. The rest of the club mem- 
bers who make up the female enlisted 
personnel of the Department, acted as 
aids. Music was furnished by the Bos- 
ton Jazz Band. 


A retired naval officer became the 
rector of a country parish. His parish- 
ioners, wishing to give him a surprise, 
subscribed among themselves and pur- 
chased a flag for the church tower. Di- 
rectly the old gentleman saw it he flew 
into a violent rage, and ordered it to 
be taken down at once. One of his 
parishoners asked him why he did not 
like it. 

"Allow that flag to fly on my church 
tower?" he raved. "Never! It's an in- 
sult. Do you know what that particu- 
lar flag signifies, sir? It means 'in dis- 
tress; want a pilot.' " 

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The barge Kathleen was launched 
at the Navy Yard on Januarv 15th at 
11 A. "M. She 
was christened by 
Kathleen 'Wil- 
son, daughter of 
Captain A. Wil- 
son of the Ma- 
rine Corps at- 
tached to the 
Yard. A great many workmen, officers 
and ladies were present. 

Among the officers were Comman- 
dant Rush. Commander Bass, Lieu- 
tenant Commanders Ritchie, fCeith, 
Rhodes, Andrews and Frank, and 
Ensign Curtis. Junior Aide to the 

Among the ladies at the launching 
were Mesdames Bass, Ritchie, Fow- 
ler, Wilson, Camp and Leys; also 
Miss Agnes Bass, who was sponsor at 
the launching of Lighter No. .45 on 
Tuesday, December 10. 1918 at 3..-50 
P. M. 

A bottle of Vermont cider was used 
by Miss Wilson to christen the barge. 

Navy Yard Musical Comedy 

A meeting was held in the Armory, Build- 
ing 39, February 5th, to make arrangements 
for a musical show to lie given by the attachees 
of the Boston Navy Yard. There was a large 
attendance, and some excellent talent dis- 

The show is to be made up of enlisted and 
civil personnel of the Navy Yard and all are 
especially invited to take an active part. We 
know there are a great number of talented 
persons throughout the Yard and this musi- 
cal show will certainly be an opportunity of 
bringing them to the front. 

Those who are interested in taking a part 
in this show may give their names to Chief 
Yeoman Helen I. Regan of the Machinery 
Division, Building 39, or attendance at the 
rehearsals will be welcome. 

Mr. Leo Haley of the Coppershop will be 
the musical director and producer, and vim 
all well know that he for a producer will 
certainly make some of the musical shows 
around town hang their heads. 

Next rehearsal will be in the Armory 
on February 19 at 4.30 P. M. Come and 
bring another. 


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Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's.' 

February, 1919 THE SALVO VoL< 2 ' No ' 7 " 


Editor-in-Chief YEOMAN ANNABELLA JONAS Editor 

Managing Editor and Treasurer 


Advertising Manager 



With the opening of the new year 
the Salvo reappears in new shape. Its 
general form and makeup for 1919 is 
modelled after that of Life. Life has 
had a life of its own of nearly half a 
century; it has survived two wars and 
many industrial and economic vicissi- 
tudes, and appears today a better paper 
than ever. The compliments of the 
Editors and Staff of the Salvo are ten- 
dered to Life with apologies for steal- 
ing its makeup. 

Hereafter the Salvo will include 
items of interest concerning employees 
of the Yard — as well as the Navy gen- 
erally; now it invites the civil em- 
ployees of the Yard to support it, by 
contributing to it in a literary way, and 
help to make it what it is intended to 
be — a paper representative of the great 
interests of the Boston Navy Yard. 

With the signing of the Armistice it 
might be supposed that the bustle and 
energy of the Navy Yard would sub- 
side but the contrary is the case. It 
would seem that with more than forty- 
five ships now at the Yard — large and 
small — the Yard was doing more busi- 
ness than during the war. Whether it 
is doing more or less, it is doing it in 
its accustomed way, and according to 
its high standards. The Yard contrib- 
uted probably more one hundred per 
cent war-work and war-auxiliary work 
than any other Yard of its size any- 
where. Three notable items of this out- 
put should be mentioned: The con- 
version of the German ships America, 
Covington and Mt. Vernon into troop- 
ships; the conversion of the Shawmut 
and Aroostook into Mine Layers of the 
first class and the speed-work on re- 
pairing and fitting out of destroyers. 
There were one hundred and eighty- 
one ships of all classes sent from this 
Yard to the battle front during the war. 
Over thirty per cent of these were de- 
stroyers or submarine chasers; the con- 
stant service of the troopers, the dis- 
tinguished special service of the mine 
layers and the constant and most valu- 

able service of the submarine chasers 
and destroyers, are well known to all. 
and the reports submitted by the 
Commanding Officers of the action 
and behavior of these vessels reflects 
the highest credit upon the work- 
men of this Yard, and the service 
rendered has been of the very highest 

The Navy Department has more 
than once expressed its entire satisfac- 
tion with the war-auxiliary work of 

the Navy Yard. 
Fourth Liberty 
one hundred per 
means that every 
the Yard, Naval 
bond, and contributed 

The Third and 
Loans were both 
cent loans, which 
man and woman in 
or civil, bought a 
with a will 

toward these activities. The Liberty 
Loan officers in charge of the work 
in Washington and in Boston, and the 
Red Cross Workers of this District 
have been enthusiastic in their praise 
of this performance of work in the 
Boston Navy Yard. And so the work 
will go on without confusion — undis- 
turbed by rumor and following direc- 
tions received from theDepartment. The 
first Salvo of 1919 is fired to attract the 
attention of everyone in this command 
to their fine record and to express the 
confidence of the Salvo, that they have 
got the habit of cultivating their gar- 
dens and nothing can stop them; so the 
editors wish the Boston Navy Yard all 
success and a credit to the United 
States Navy Department. 

'Our echoes roll from soul to soul, 
And grow forever and forever." 


By IV. F. Balch, Boston Transcript 

Of all arms of our national service 
the Navy is incomparably the most 
attractive, the most dramatic. It 
presents to youth a galaxy of invitation 
impossible to resist if a boy's mind 
has ever been fired by love of adven- 
ture or love of the awe of the sea. 
We are not for a moment decrying 
our land forces nor the service they 
render for our flag. But in no sense 
is there in army life that incomparable 
invitation and appeal to freedom 
offered by the limitless wonder of the 
sea — a force that is never the same 
for a moment, yet changing even- 
second ! — the appeal to the lust of 
adventure under the American flag ! 
This attraction will be, and indeed 
has already been to some degree, 
challenged by the wonders and novelty 
of air-flying. But for the majority 
that presents no present life fascination 
as our Navy does. 

No man, if he has half an ounce 
of red blood in his veins, can sail from 
Charlestown Navy Yard past Boston 
Light and not see the ghosts of Law- 
rence and Broke and hear in his soul 
the splendid thunders of the Naval 
dual between the Chesapeake and the 
Shannon ! Our naval history is stud- 
ded with such inspiriting pictures from 
1776 down to the last hours of our 

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joint and rigid vigil beyond the gray 
waves of Scapa Flow. 

The whole story of the American 
Navy is one continuous record of con- 
sistent service. And what better school 
is there than consistent service for any 
youth who cares more than the snap 
of his finger for his country or himself ! 
The discipline of the Navy is the same 
as discipline of the Army— but the 1 Army 
has no such camaraderie as the Navy can 
show, with its allegiances to ships, to 
guns, to crews, to boats, to wardrooms ! 
As a school for broadening the Ameri- 
can lad — by showing him there are 
other people, other lands, other cus- 
toms, other manners, hopes and am- 
bitions that are indigeneous to the 
United States — the U. S. Navy stands 
alone among our national assets. In 
the great life and development coming 
to us there is nothing to compare with 
it for the training the American citi- 
zens who must make and guide that life. 



Third Liberty Loan Bonds 

To be Mailed to Subscribers by 
February 1, 1919 

Navy and Marine Corps people who 
subscribed to the Third and Fourth 
Liberty Loan will receive their bonds 
through the Treasury Department. An 
arrangement has just been made be- 
tween the Navy Department and the 
Treasury Department whereby Liber- 
ty Bonds will be mailed to the sub- 
scriber direct from the Treasury instead 
of the Navy Liberty Loan Officeasfrom 
heretofore. Payments on the four in- ■ 
stallment. Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds . 
and the ten installment, Third Liberty 
Loan Bonds will be completed Feb- 
ruary 1, 1919 and on that date the l 
Treasury will begin to mail out the 
bonds to the subscribers. The bonds 
will be mailed in alphabetical order and 
it is hoped to have all of them distrib- 
uted durinij: the month of February. 

The volume of work which this mail- 
ing entails is emphasized when it is real- 
ized that during February two million 
seven hundred thousand, (2,700,000) 
dollars worth of Third Loan Bonds 
and three million five hundred thousand 
(3.500.000) dollars worth of Fourth 
Loan Bonds will have to be prepared 
for the mail, registered and delivered. 

A man or woman with a 30-cent 
intellect cannot hold a 50-cent job. 

You wonder why we should adopt 
such a seeming peculiar name for our 
paper as the "SALVO." We are 
asked a thousand times during the day 
— sort of a daily diet — the definition 
of the word "salvo." 

"SALVO" — -A discharge of a num- 
ber of pieces of artillery— firing either 
in a group or a whole broadside at 
one time — intended as a salute; general, 
simultaneous cheering; an exception or 

In order that this may be done the 
SALVO must have the assistance of 
the men and women of the different de- 
partments. The Salvo Staff is limited 
and could not possibly make personal 
visits to the different departments each 
week for the news. 

We must have correspondents. We 
want volunteer reporters upon whom 
we can rely for the news each month. 
Let every department get busy and ap- 
point a representative for the SALVO. 
Managing Editor. 

Blowie ! 
Secretary Daniels states that he 
wants no conscientious objectors on 
vessels of the Navy. Listen. Mr. 
Secretary, take 'em on board and then 
when they're out at sea at 
Umpty-Ump Long. Um-OOmp — 
well, you know 



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"We Like Your Burg, But 
Not Your Climate " 

Some of the 15,000 American sail- 
ors who visited London before leaving 
for home told the British journalists 
what they thought of the metropolis. 

" I like your town all right," one is 

you are more democratic than we are." 
The British interviewer said he 
hoped the American boys wouldn't 
take home any wrong ideas about Eng- 
lish girls based on some of those en- 
countered in the Strand and in Picca- 
dilly Circus. 

" Make no mistake about that,'' the 
sailor reassured him. "We know 
all about it. We've got to know fine 
girls here, and high-toned ones, too, 
and we don't want the other sort." 

This sailor," the interviewer re- 
marked in his article, " gave me some 
sound information on a point about 
which I had always been curious. I 
asked him if one American could tell 
at once what part of America another 
one came from. He said, ' Sure. 
Take a man from the South. He 
speaks slow with a drawl --"Air —you 

— goin' — down — town ~ toe -- night' ' 

— see? — like that, like a bunch of 
farmers talking. A man from Chicago 
talks like a man from New York, 
quick and sharp like, with a lot of 
profanity. ' 

" 'But could you tell the difference 
between a Chicago man and New 
York man?" 

" Sure. A Chicago man uses more 
profanity and he moves his hand like 
this — see?— as if he was doing a card 
trick. A New York man's quick and 

" 'What about the Middle West?' 
O, a Kansas man doesn't speak 
slow like a Southerner, or too quick 
like a Chicago man, but just plain and 
distinct, so anyone can understand him. 
Just like I speak. I come from Kan- 
sas.' " 

quoted as saying, "but you haven't 
enough restaurants. Even in a small 
American town every street has got 
'em in bunches of fives." Other 
comments were : 

"Your transportation about town 
isn't up to standard, but I suppose 
that's the war." 

"The people are real friendly. We 
like your burg, but your climate is 

"The big differences between Eng- 
land and the States is your ladies. 
You can speak to a lady here, high or 
low, without getting into trouble. If 
you spoke to a lady in America, you'd 
be arrested. There's something where 

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handsome pigskin coin purse, to the 
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Praise to Be Recognized 

Few of us realize where the funds 
for musical instruments come from. 

Through the efforts of Mr. Herbert 
W. Smith — Song Leader of the First 
Naval District — we have been able to 
secure a fund of several thousand dollars 
with which wehavepurchased Talking 
Machines, Records and Musical In- 
struments which we have furnished to 
the smaller ships, destroyers, sub- 
marines, etc. Not only have we fur- 
nished our own Navy, but, also the 
foreign ships which have been at the 

Since undertaking this proposition 
we have furnished 125 ships and sta- 
tions with such equipment. 


In a recent issue of your paper there 
was an article comparing the Ameri- 
can and French salutes. It stated that 
the American soldier bows his head 
when he salutes. 

Any man in the service who bows 
his head when he renders the salute is 
not a soldier, but a recruit, and such 
he will remain until he learns tosalute 

There isn't a salute used by any 
country in the world to compare with 
the one used by the United States 
Army, and the writer has seen them all. 
There is only one hand salute prescribed 

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by the Army Regulations, and any man 
in the service who does not render it 
in a correct manner is either a bonehead 
or did not get proper instructions. 

The writer saw one division arrive 
in England, whose members, before 
they had gone two blocks, you would 
have nicknamed the Star Gazers, be- 
cause of the fact that when they saluted 
they bent their heads back and high- 
balled the sun. 

Let the author of that article wander 
around until he finds an old timer from 
one of the old regular outfits and watch 
him snap one to an officer, and it will 
warm the cockles of his heart and 
change his ideas. 

For the love of Mike, leave us our 

salute. It's about the only thing we 

have left to distinguish an American 

soldier from those of other countries. 

Written by J. Francis Claven, F. A., 

for the Stars and Stripes. 



Admiral Sims Sends Congratulations to 
General Pershing. 

To the forefront of those expressing 
congratulations to General Pershing 
and his troops was his co-worker. 
Vice-Admiral Sims. The Admiral's 
message reads : 

"The American Naval Forces in 
European waters present to General 
Pershing and the gallant armies under 
his command their heartfelt congratu- 
lations upon the glorious victory to 
which they have so greatly contributed 
by their skill, courage, endurance and 

"And let me add, my dear General, 
my own very sincere congratulations 
upon the success of your brilliant 

General Pershing replied : 

"Please convey to the American 
Naval forces in European waters the 
thanks of the American Expeditionary 
Forces for their congratulation. 
America's efforts would have been in 
vain had not the sailors made the 
ocean route safe for us. The Navy's 
task has been brilliantly accomplished. 
The American Army shares uladly 
the glory of triumph with their 
brothers in the Navj ." 

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Game Played at a Naval Base 
"Somewhere in France." 

The game opened with Molasses at 
the stick and Smallpox catching. 

Cigar was in the box with plenty of 
smoke. Horn played first base with 
Fiddle on second and backed by Corn 
and Cabbage in the field they made it 
hot for Umpire Apple who was rotten. 
Axe came to bat and chopped. Cigar 
let Brick walk, Shoe laced one to left 
for a pair and Sawdust filled the bags. 
Laundry sent one into the bleachers 
and cleaned, the Cigar went out and 
Balloon started to pitch but went 
straight up; then Cherry tried it but 
was wild. Ice kept cool in the game. 
Cabbage had a good head and kept 
quiet and Grass covered lots of ground 
in the field. The crowd cheered 
when Spider caught a fly. Song 
made a hit and Wheel beat out a slow 
roller to third while Twenty scored. 
Wood caught Nail's drive through 
the box and Submarine made a drive 
for home. Bread loafed on second 
and was put out by Organ who played 
a fast game. Candle was put out and 
String tied the score. Rubber was 
out stretching a single and Stove got 
hot when Coal was put in to warm up. 
Crown Prince sacrificed Man and 
Kaiser went out to Pray to Gott. 
Bayonet stabbed Hindenburg's drive 
through centre. Then Wilson after 
watchful waiting smashed Submarine's 
fast one and sent several men across. 
Shrapnel dropped Aeroplane's fly and 
Hospital was safe at home. Germany 
put War on to run for Years, but was 
caught napping by France and Peace 
scored on Allies Sacrifice to Freedom. 
Berlin kicked on World's decision at 
first but stayed in the game and 
Sammy came home when G. Com- 
pany grounded out. In the fifth, 
Wind began to blow what he could 
do and Hammer began to knock and 
the 'Frees to leave. The way they 
roasted Peanuts was a fright. Ship 
hit a liner to left and Crank's short 
punch. Then Whisky got a pass and 
the bases were full. Chicken fouled 
out to Roost and Knife was out cut- 
ting first. Ten Pins up but went out 
bv strike route. In the seventh with 
three balls on Jew he hit out to Lunch. 
Potato had a good eye and waited 


whils Thief stole second. Match came 
up striking for Light but was out and 
Gate closed the inning with three 
swings. In the ninth Apple told Fid- 
dle to take first base, then Song made 
a second hit. Trombone made a slide 
for third and Meat was put out on the 
plates. Lightning finished pitching and 
struck out one man. There were lots 
of betting on the game but Soap 
cleaned up. The scorewas 23 to and 
Door said if he had pitched he would 
have shut them out. 

Diplomas Presented 

at Yard Trade School 

vV Seven apprentices representing the 
Various trades in the Navy Yard were 
presented with diplomas by the Com- 
mandant, Capt. William R. Rush, at a 
gathering held in his private office re- 

In his address, the Commandant 
praised the good work the apprentices 
have been doing and prophesied that 
they would be leadingmen in a short 
time by continuing their interest in their 
work. The Commandant thanked the 
instructors in charge who have by their 
good work made the apprentice school 
one of the best in the country. He also 
thanked Lieutenant A. A. Gathemann, 
the Trade School Officer, for his un- 
tiring work with the apprentices. . 

Lieutenant A. A. Gathemann then 
addressed the Commandant, the ap- 
prentices, and the instructors, telling 
them of the high aims that he had for 
the school and the heights to which an 
apprentice can climb, by showing the 
proper aptitude for his work. He also 
thanked the mechanical instructor, Mr. 
Wm. J. Doherty, and the various shop 
instructors in the various trades for the 
excellent work they have done in build- 
ing up the course in the Navy Yard. 

The apprentices who received di- 
plomas are as follows: 

Frank C. Bernard, Machinist; Al- 
bert E. Morrow, Machinist; Francis 
J. Walsh, Machinist; Thos. E. Bren- 
nan, Electrician; Francis J. Hynes, 
Electrician; John J. Carroll, Plumber; 
Patrick C. Sullivan, Boiler maker. 

"Haven't even made you a first class 
yeoman yet, eh?" 

"Nope. Only thing they've put on 
my arm since I joined up is a vacci- 
nation mark.' 

The Marines' Hymn 

From the halls of Montezuma, 

To the shores of Tripoli, 
We fight our country's battles 

On the land as on the sea; 
First to fight for right and freedom 

And to keep our honor clean 
We are proud to claim the title 

Of United States Marine. 

From the Pest Hole of Cavite 

To the Ditch of Panama, 
You will find them very needy 

Of Marines — That's what we are; 
We're the watch dogs of a pile of coal 

Or we dig a magazine, 
Though he lends a hand at every job 

Who would not be a MARINE? 

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze 

From dawn to setting sun, 
We have fought in every clime or place 

Where we could take a gun; 
In the snow of far off Northern land 

And in sunny tropic scenes, 
You will find us always on the job, 

The United States MARINES. 

Here's, health to you and to our Corp 

Which we are proud to serve, 
In many a strife we have fought for lif 

And never lost our nerve; 
If the Army and the Navy 

Ever look on Heaven's scenes, 
They will find the streets guarded by 

The United States MARINES 

Grand Victory Ball 

to be given by the 

Boston Navy Yard 
Mutual Aid Ass'n 

East Armory 
East Newton Street Bosto 

FEBRUARY 24, 1919 

Boston Navy Yard Military Bam 


Grand Military Drill by the 
Devil Dogs of Chateau Thierry Fame 

Yeogirls will perform famous military mar 
Assisted by Miss Madeleine Gallivan, solo 

A percentage of receipts will be 
donated to Navy Relief Society 

Boston Navy Mutual Aid Assn. Officer 

Wm. McDonald, Pres. C. E. McLaughlin, S 
) Wm J. Burns VicePres. Wm. Manning, Tre 


At the annual meeting of the Navy 
Employees' Credit Union, Mr. Arthur 
F. Macey was elected treasurer and 
clerk. The Union has three hundred 
members and is approved by the Navy 
Department and conducts business un- 
der the supervision of the Massa- 
chusetts Bank Commissioner. The 
Union was incorporated under Massa- 
chusetts charter for the purpose of 
establishing thrift among the members 
and is really a small bank at the elbow 
of the employees, who are allowed to 
subscribe to shares of five dollars, which 
are payable on instalments of fifty cents 
each per day. Members are allowed 
to borrow small amounts, at a low rate 
of interest, but the by-laws provide 
that it be for a thrifty or provident pur- 
pose. Members are limited in the 
purchase of shares of $200.00. 

The Navy Employees' Credit Union 
is a welfare movement and managed 
by and for the employees of the Navy 
Yard. The following additional officers 
were elected : 

W. H. Bonelli, president; B. M. 
Harris, 1st vice-pres. , W. A. Edmands, 
2d vice-pres. The directors: F. T. 
Marston, R. C. Wilson, N. E. Lam- 
prey, Thos. Breslin, Joseph Sanborn. 
Credit committee: R. B. Wheeler, B. 
F. Gately and B. F. O'Hayer. Super- 
visory committee: H. H. Reuder, T. 
J. Coughlin and A. I. House. 

Hog Island News a Success 

The Hog Island News has met with tre- 
mendous success because every one at Hog 
Island has taken an interest in the paper. 

We know the Salvo will have the same 
bright future as the Hog Island News, if the 
Boston Navy Yard employees and enlisted 
personnel will take a keen interest in our 
magazine. It is up to everyone to have the 
Salvo come out on top. 

Enlisted Personnel! 


Exchange Trust 

Invites Your Patronage 

Checking or Savings Accounts 

Largest Savings Department in 

New England 

Deposits received by mail 

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The Commandant, in appreciation 
of the one hundred per cent loyalty 
manifested in many ways by all per- 
sons serving on war duty here, directed 
the designing of an emblematic symbol 
that would indicate to the public the 
patriotic service rendered by Navy Yard 

These "non-slacker" War Work 
badges, of which this is a cut, have 
arrived at the Yard and are ready for 
delivery to all those who desire to have 
one as a souvenir and token of service 
rendered here during the Great War. 
They are of bronze material, shield 
shaped, showing an anchor with edge 
and bar raised in relief, bearing in blue 
enamel the words ''War Work" and 
have a safety clutch clasp. 

The design is copyrighted and each 
individual badge is serially numbered 
so that there can be no infringement 
on its use. 

Each employee, member of the En- 
listed or Enrolled force, who has done 


duty here during the war will be en- 
titled to have one and they are obtain- 
able at the Yard Post Office for a nomi- 
nal sum. 

Mrs. Anstrice Carter Kellogg first 
class woman yeoman in the H nil Draft- 
ing Room and a student of the Mass. 
Normal Art School prepared the de- 
sign that was selected for the bronze 
War Work badge and the gold Merit 
button issued at this Yard. 


When a man is young and has hopes 
galore and a ten to one chance to win, 
he will loaf around on the pebly shore 
and wait for his ship to come in. He 
hates to get down to the common 
things, to hustle and toil and dig, so he 
looks and he longs for the phantom 
wings, for the sails of his dream-built 
brig. But the years go by and the ship 
comes not, and the watcher's eyes 
ijrou dim. and he looks in vain for a 
tiny spot on the ocean's misty rim; so 
his thoughts descend from the drifting 
clouds and the dream crowds and the 
good old trusty barge.' When a man 
gets down to the hard brass tacks and 
laughs at the fairy crew, he will pile 
the grain into golden stacks and will 
make his dreams come true. Then 
over the deep sea wild and wide where 
the big waves leap and sport, his ship 
will come home on the rolling tide and 
sail right into port. 


Commencing with the March issue, the Boston Navy Yard Salvo will be 
sold at 5 cents a copy to help defray expenses. 

The Salvo will be for sale throughout the Yard, at Stations most convenient. 
Fill Out and Mail the Coupon Below: 


Building No. 5 

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Swift & Company's 1918 Earnings 

How They Affected You 

During the twelve months ended Nov. 2, 1918 (its fiscal year), 
Swift & Company transacted the largest volume of business on the 
smallest margin of profit in its history. 

Profits of the meat business — under regulations of the United 
States Food'Administration — were limited to a maximum of 9 per cent 
on capital employed but not to exceed 2*/^ cents per dollar of sales. 

Swift & Company in the regulated departments earned 7.57 per 
cent on capital employed and 2.04 cents per dollar of sales, out of 
which had to be paid interest on borrowed money and taxes. Here 
is how these earnings affect you. 

Live-Stock Raiser— 

Swift & Company killed 14,948,000 head of livestock, which 
weighed alive, 4,971,500,000 pounds. 

Swift & Company made a profit of only a fraction of a 
cent per pound liveweight. 

Consumer — 

Thesalesof our meat departments were 4,012,579,000 pounds 
on which our earnings were less than x h cent per pound. 

The per capita consumption of meat in the United States is given as 170 
pounds. If a consumer purchased only Swift & Company's products, he would con- 
tribute only about 7S cents a year, or IV2 cents a week as profit to the company. 

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DISTINGUISHED LIST Women- Yeomen- Boston Navy Yard 


FIRST ROW: 'Winifred George, Mary Murphy, Madeleine Gallivan, Phyllis Kelley, Florence Gilgan, Helen Farrell, Helen Regan, Gertrude Allen, Helen 
Cameron. SECOND ROW: Margaret Hogan, Agnes MacDonald, Katherine Murray, C. C. Moriarty, Marjorie Dempsey, Catherine Roberts, Marie Comeau, 
Helen Doyle, Edith Plummer. Anna Hillery, Modjeska Kinghorn. THIRD ROW: Maude Dempsey, Mary Hurley. Sally Rea, Harriet Stratton, F. M. Mon- 
ahan, Gertrude Curzon, M. D. Power, M. Benson, Margaret Gately. Alice Driscoll, Marie Foster. FOURTH ROW (back): Mary Tobin, Eugenie Marier, 
Marie Murray, Elizabeth Staples, Mary McCarthy. Josephine Dempsey, Marie Good. 


8 March 19 
Special Order No. 146. 
Subject: Award of prizes to women- 
yeomen tinder Special Order 140. 
The Board of Award, of which the 
Captain of the Yard was Chairman, 
appointed by the Commandant to se- 
lect prize winners under the provisions 
of Special Order No. 140, reported as 

Ch. Yeo. Phyllis P. Kelley 2 April 17 

Ch. Yeo. Florence C. Gilgan 13 April 17 
Ch. Yeo. Gertrude Allen 22 April 17 

Yeo. 2-c Modjeska Kinghorn 7 Oct. 17 

The recommendation was approved 
and the prizes were delivered at noon, 
Saturday, 8 March, in the Comman- 
dant's Office in the presence of Rear 
Admiral Cameron McR. Winslow. 
U. S. N., Inspector of Naval Districts; 
Commandant's Aides, and Heads of 
Departments concerned. After pre- 
senting the prizes, the Commandant 

"The order which you have just heard 
read was issued with two ends in view; first, 
to draw the particular attention of the women- 
yeomen of the Navy Yard to the necessity of 
great care and attention to person and dress, 

and in wearing the Naval uniform prescribed 
for them by the Secretary of the Navy; sec- 
ond, to stimulate their interest by the offer of 
some simple prizes very much along the 
lines of the Navy Department's action in of- 
fering prizes for special qualification in tar- 
get-practice and athletic performances afloat. 
The response to this order has been general 
and immediate. The Captain of the Yard, 
Heads of Departments and the women-in- 
spectors highly praise the manner in which 
the women-yeomen of the Yard have tried to 
do their part in this important matter of 
discipline. The results were so good that 
the Board appointed to select the prize win- 
ners did so with difficulty and so reported. 

"At the suggestion of the Commandant, 
the Board divided the prize money equally 
among the four who had received the best re- 
ports, and this was approved as equitable, 
and made these four all First Prize winners. 
As there were a great number of other women- 
yeomen who were leaders among their com- 
rades in setting a good example of care and 
correctness in uniform, it was proposed to 
make a distinguished list and to place upon 
it the names of all such women, so that about 
fifty other women-yeomen---besides the prize 
winners---were placed on the Distinguished 
List of the Boston Navy Yard, and a letter 
of merit was issued to each one of them. It 
is further intended to add to this list from 
time to time. 

"The influence of this campaign has been 
for the good, and the result all that «,i> i«> 
be expected— -a decided improvement in 
dress and attention to uniform regulations." 

Admiral Winslow, in addressing the 
prize winners, said in substance and in 

"I heartily congratulate you upon your 
success in being chosen as a symbol of neat- 
ness and correctness of uniform. I think the 
principle of being neat and clean in all re- 
spects, not only in the Naval Service, but in 
other walks of life as well, is a principle to 
be lived up to. I know that both Captain 
Rush and mysell have always observed that 
principle in military service. 

" I believe that a ship which is kept clean 
in all respects---both personnel and material 
---a ship whose Officers are in correct and 
neat uniform, whose enlisted men are always 
tidy and in the uniform of the day---that such 
a ship, to my best belief and knowledge, will 
make a better showing at target-practice 
and in other events which take place in a 
military organization. In our homes and in 
other places, as well, the idea of being neat 
and tidy in dress is an idea we should all 
preserve with the greatest care and precision." 

The Boston Navy Yard is improved 
by this earnest effort of all the enlisted 
women employed there to comply with 
Navy Department's Regulations re- 
garding dress, and the Commandant 
thanks them all for their assistance and 
counts upon it for the future. 

\Y K K 
tin, Commandant. 



Lt. Commander Gulliver' s first duty 
is to greet everybody a cheerful good 
morning in his office. 

Master Mechanic Mr. Irwin praised 
the good work of his quartermen and 
ieadingmen which they have been 

Qtrm. Washburn told Leadingman 
Nystrom to pack the valves with 
Ayacks Packing. 

Leadingman Paulson tried to tell 
Qtrm. Russell that they were going to 
flood the dry dock but Bill told Paul 
to let it go at that before Paul flooded 

Reuben Rich will wrestle Frank 
Wheeler for the champ of the M. O. 
providing Frank will not grap his balky 

Nat Carmen and Jack Kearns claim 
to be the Iron men of the M.O. Where 
does Connerton fit? 

Turbine McCarthy and Haggerty 
were seen eating at the Sticky Plate 
yesterday. What's the matter, on the 
outs with the wife? 

Hatch told Carman that he would 
simply see that the job was simply done 
and it would be simply extra good. 

Buckmaster gave Jaquith a list of 
new men who reported to Ted. Look 
'em over, Tony Melingo, Peter Belingo 
Johna the Baloney and Ted let a yell 

Goodrich will sing "Smiles" at the 

Engineer's Supplies 

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488 Cherry St., New York City 

Shorty Ostland ate corned beef and 
cabbage for six weeks. Ask Gerard he 
will tell you about it. 

Barney Aitken told his wife he had 
a pain and wifey told Barney she was 
Aitken too. Deep stuff. 

Can you picture Tubber Shea saying, 
"Yes my dear I will be in at nine 

Angus asked Jump Spark Johnson 
to have mud guards on his motor boat, 

The big four Sam, Jack, Nat and 

Townes and Flukes are going big 
on the New Ship. 

Who gave Mary the box of choco- 
lates? Billy, Joe or Bob? Ask Nissen 
he knows. 

Watch out boys, I will have you in 
the Salvo. 

The newly appointed Asst. Master 
Mechanics of Machinist Outside Force, 
entertained the Supervisors of the 
Machinery Division, on February 22d 
at Odd Fellows Hall, Main Street, 

Some broadsides were fired by Mr. 
Connerton, the Gun-Man. 

Mr. Kearns arrived late, owing to 
the fact that he spent considerable time 
in shining up his Merit Button. 

The entertainment was concluded 
with a song by Leadingman Jaquith, 
entitled, "Sweet Lemon Time." 

The wives of the Supervisors were 
somewhat surprised at the early home- 
coming of their legal lords and masters 
(See Connerton). (This can be ex- 
plained by Washington's Birthday being 
a "closed" day.) 

"A Voice with the Smile Wins" 

The way you meet and greet a fel- 
low worker can make a friend or enemy 
of him. You know that. But do you 
know that if he is a foreigner it can do 
more. It can make him more friendly 
to America, or it can make him more 
hostile to America. Why? Because 
the foreigner must judge America main- 
ly by the Americans he meets and the 
way they greet him. Put a smile in 
your voice. Don't make "good morn- 
ing" sound like "bad 'cess to you." 

Valentine Party at 

K. of C. Hostess House 

On Valentine's night a very succes- 
ful party was given by the hostess of 
the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, 
Berkeley Street, Boston. The patron- 
esses of the evening were Mrs. Edwin 
A. Shuman, Mrs. Sigourney, Mrs. 
Jones, Mrs. Cronin and Mrs. Carney, 
all of whom are very much interested 
in the welfare of enlisted personnel of 
the Army and Navy. 

As the guests of Mrs. Catherine 
Carney, yeoman lc, attached to the 
Captain of the Yard's office, fifty yeo- 
men (F) from the Navy Yard were 
guests at the party, and their appear- 
ance in white uniforms was very pleas- 
ing to the ladies of the auxiliary, who 
stated that a similar invitation would 
be extended again soon. 

Fifty girls of St. Cecilia's Guild, 
Simmons College, helped to make the 
evening merry for the twenty-five 
French sailors present, United States 
sailors, marines and soldiers, the latter 
including twenty wounded from Army 
Hospital No. 10 (Parker Hill). 

During the course of the evening 
favors with ices and cakes between 
songs, and general jollity were prevaiL- 
ent. There was much dancing with 
Mr. Jazz himself. 

Alexander—- Where you get dat jewelry? 
You could anchor a warship wid dat watch 

Jones— Boy, dat chain is eighty-two 
carat filled gold. 

Alexander— Filled with lead? 

Jones--- No, sir--- it's filled with diamonds 
and rubies and spitfires. De watch was so 
heavy I gave de works to de government to 
run a destroyer with, and I'm keeping my 
chewing tobaccer in it now. 


Novakoff Bros. 


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Uniforms made to order 

Hats Badges Swords 


24 Chelsea St., Charlestown 

Phone Charlestown 795-M 

Work on the foundation for a new 
machine shop is progressing very rapid- 
ly owing to the unusual mild weather. 
The area formerly occupied by the old 
Copper Shop, Clothes Locker House 
and the Pump and Test Shop is now 
level with the ground, and most of the 
old material has been removed. 

This area has been christened "No 
Man's Land" owing to its resemblance 
to the devastated section of France. 

Excavations for foundation revealed 
many interesting things and shows that 
this section of the Yard was once below 
tide level ; evidence of old sea walls of 
granite and wooden wharves are to be 
found wherever column excavations are 
made, wooden timber, pine, twelve 
inches square and in almost a perfect 
state of preservation was found fifteen 
feet below the surface. These timbers 
were evidently gotten out before the 
days of wood working machinery as 
they are all hand hewn, as evidenced 
by the adze marks upon them. It is 
also interesting to observe the perfect 
condition of the grass roots taken up 
from this depth, which at one time 
must have been a salt marsh. 

How interesting it would be if only 
we had a view of the Yard as it was 
in the old days when the British landed 
in this vicinity for their attack on 
Bunker Hill. 

Apprentice School 

It is said that the Apprentice School, 
under the supervision of Lieut. A. A. 
Gathemann, U. S. N., is showing excel- 
lent results as some of the Journeymen 
Mechanics have to "scratch-their- 
heads" to answer the questions pro- 
pounded to them by the boys. 

Annual Banquet 

Annual banquet and entertainment 
of the Quartermen and Leadingmen of 

Stre) tUCopperP/att. 
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PuMic /unctions . 

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the Boston Navy Yard was held at Odd 
Fellows Hall, Charlestown, February 
22nd, and the members of the Associa- 
tion spent a most enjoyable evening. 

An excellent entertainment was ar- 
ranged and there was plenty of good 
things to eat. 

It was decided to hold the banquet 
on the night of the holiday in order 
that all could attend, as many of the 
foremen are engaged on night shifts 
and could not attend on any other night. 

"Speaking of- Paderwiskis" and 
things like that, have you noticed the 
empty settees when our own little 
"Dora"plays"Jadda"? It was rumored 
that while dancing one of her dreamy 
waltzes, a couple fell asleep and nearly 
bumped into a post. 

German Mother's Son with Pershing 

Mrs. Martha Greeff arrived at Col- 
benz recently and presented credentials 
at army headquarters, explaining that 
she had come from Essen to see her son. 

American officers told her that the 
only German soldiers within the oc- 
cupied zone were those on special duty 
in connection with the turning over to 
the American army property of the 
German army, and that Roland Greeff s 
name did not appear on the list. 

"Apparently you misunderstand me," 
she said, My son is in Company B, 
Eleventh Infantry, U. S. A. which will 
soon be stationed in the region of 


Permission for her to visit her son 
will be granted. 



Chaplain, J. D. MacNair 

Chaplain, D, R. Burns 


are heard every Saturday from 5 to 
9 P. M., in the Chapel by Chaplain 
D. R. Burns 

During Lent, Benediction of 
Blessed Sacrament will be held 
every Friday noon at 12:15. 


The subject of ship camouflaging 
which was carried on very extensivek 
during the war just closed, is a subject 
about which very little is known, 
relative to the true object for which 
this work was performed. 

When the work was first started 
here at the Boston Navy Yard a com- 
bination of colors was used on the 
U. S. S. Delaware the object being to 
get a low visibility effect, painting 
about 100 ft. of the bow and stern in 
a somewhat blended manner to get a 
sky effect, at the same time blotting 
out the true lines of the ship. ITien 
the system was changed when the 
U. S. S. Puritan, the Isabel and the 
patrol boat Malay were camouflaged. 
On those ships a wave effect was used 
on the hull and the upper works were 
painted with a block system of alter- 
nating colors, known as the Macay 
design, all working to that one object 
of low visibility. From that, the de- 
sign was changed to the massing of 
colors in angles and curves, massing 
them in such a manner that the lines 
of the bridge, which was one of the 
principal points looked for from an 
enemy's ship, to determine the true 
direction in which she would be sail- 
ing, would be lost. Also, lines were 
run in peculiar patterns over smoke 
stacks to distort them out of their 
proper angles or positions. Special 
attention was paid to corners of super- 
structures, such as deck-houses, hatch 
combings, etc., painting them in such 
a manner as to blot out the sharp 
projection of the corners. 

All over-head work on deck waa 
painted white, so that no shadows 
would be intensified, excepting in 
some cases where heavy masses of 
black or dark blue extended up over 
the hull and side of the house. In 
that case the part overhead was usually 
painted in the same color. 

There was fifty-five ship? camou- 
flaged by the Navy Yard painters. In 
addition, there were six other ships 
partly painted by the same force. 

Pat: This is the foist time inny of thee 
corporation.! hev done innything to liinnirit 

the workingnuui. 

Mike Hon is thnt ? 

Pat: It is the eight-cint tare. I ha\ehin 
walkin' to and from me wurk and savin" 
fourteen cints an' now I kin save sixteen rint« 
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J. he smooth shave is a 
matter of regulation for 
several reasons besides 
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Boston Navy Yard 


Many Compliments Are Given 
Our Navy 

Sir Eric Geddes's graceful compli- 
ments to the American navy on his 
official visit here can serve to add but 
little to the deep appreciation Ameri- 
cans already feel for the achievements 
of our sea-fighting arm. Our people 
have been tremendously proud of the 
navy since that time in the first few 
months of the war when announce- 
ment was made of the arrival of our 
dashing destroyers in the action zones 
on the other side. The actual assembly 
of our navy, however, has been a great 
achievement in organization, all of the 
details of which have not been fully 
understood. For instance, when we 
entered the war we had all told 304 
navy ships, and today we have all told 
1,720. We had when we entered the 
war 83,323 men, and today the Navy 
consists of 561,735 men. When we 
entered the war our Navy ranked but 
a slow third. Today we rank second, 
and so far as efficiency goes our organi- 
zation is the peer to any. In one six- 
month period the Navy has escorted, 
with one detachment of American de- 
stroyers, 717 single vessels, as well as 
86 separate convoys, averaging from 
10 to 40 ships each. It has engaged in 
81 submarine combats and has steamed 
over one million miles. Sir EricGeddes 
said, in a recent speech: "The daunt- 
less determination which the United 
States has displayed in creating a hu<re 
trained body of seamen out of landsmen 
is one of the most striking accomplish- 
ments of the war. Had it not been effec- 
tively done one would have thought it 
impossible, and words fail me to express 
our admiration of this feat, undertaken 
and accomplished by your Navy De- 



Pharmacist's Mate. Eugene H. Reed. 
50 Davis St., Danbury, Conn., of the 
1 . S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism 
in action near St. Etienne. France. 
Oct. 4. L918. During a bombard- 
ment. Mate Reed four times crossed 
an area heavily shelled and subjected 
to machine gun fire to render assist- 
ance to his comrades." 

Have You Seen The Uniform 
Sailor Artillerymen Wore ? 

It is probable that among the 
thousands of boys in uniform you have 
seen on the streets, you have never 
seen a boy wearing this particular 
uniform. This boy belongs to the 
most exclusive branch of Uncle Sam's 

Fighting Forces — he is one of the 
Regular Naval Gunners who manned 
the big fourteen inch naval guns which 
helped smash the German lines on 
the Western Front. There were only 
five hundred men, all picked from the 
Regular Navy Ranks in this service. 
Their uniform is similar to that of a 
Marine, except for the insignias which 
are those of the Navy, Manx of the 
five hundred have already returned to 
this country. 

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through the recommendations 
of our customers. What the>" 
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real advertisement. 



Charles H. Stevens, many years em- 
ployed at the ropewalk, died at his 
home, 13 Longmaid avenue, Somer- 
ville. He was 64 years old and was 
born in Lowell. Death was due to in- 

Hon. Joseph Warner, Speaker of the 
House of Representatives, was the 
speaker at the Lincoln Day exercises. 
Chaplain James D. McNair opened 
the program with prayer, followed by 
an introductory address from Chaplain 
D. R. Burns. There was a program 
of music by the Navy Yard Band. The 
program closed with the playing of 
"The Star Spangled Banner" by the 
band, while the workmen stood un- 
covered and the officers at attention. 

The Mclntyre and Heath Com- 
pany playing at the Majestic Theatre 
were entertained aboard the Mt. Ver- 
non by the officers and crew. The en- 
tire company arrived at the yard in 
motor cars. They were entertained 
with a luncheon, dancing and a band 


concert. The visit of the players was 
in return for a courtesy extended to the 
men of the ships last Tuesday after- 
noon when the company gave a special 
performance at the theatre for the 
benefit of the sailors. 

We wish to congratulate Mr. Wm. 
McDonald, upon his election as Presi- 
dent of the newly organized body of 
ship workers, The Atlantic, Gulf and 
Great Lakes Metal Trades Federation. 
This organization held its first conven- 
tion at Philadelphia on Feb. 10th to 
14th inclusive. The next convention 
will be held at Boston in May, 1919. 

Did you see those "No Beer— No 
Work" buttons on McDonald and 
Walker? McDonald was willing to 
pay 50 cents for his, he is sure proud 
of it. 

The boys in Boston should get on 
the job, and put in a supply of RE- 
FRESHMENTS for the coming con- 

Sammy — How do you manage to get on 
so well with the French girls when you can't 
speak the lingo. 

Jackie— You're dead slow. Can't ye 
kiss a girl without a dictionary? 


One of the older officers of the Regular 
Navy, once looked upon as being very exact 
as to official discipline without being harsh, 
became reminiscent a few days ago at the 
table of the Navy Yard a la Delmonico, and 
he confessed to this incident of his early home 

"When I was a boy nothing suited me so 
well as to have my father whip me on occa- 
sions when my clothes were on. I was usually 
so well prepared at those times that I could 
bear lying across his lap with my face toward 
the floor with real Christian equanimity. But 
it was jvhen he would take me at a disad- 
vantage, in the morning before I had dressed 
myself for the day that I could not enjoy his 

The man who fails to take off his hat to 
the flag can't have very much under the hat. 


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Eight sergeants were transferred from 
the Boston barracks to Philadelphia, 
Saturday, February 15, where they will 
be assigned to provost guard duty. Al- 
though there is nothing official in the 
statement, it was the talk in the bar- 
rack room, that they will later be sent 
to Siberia for duty. 

Sergeant Frank A."Brigham" Young, 
formerly top sergeant at the post, and 
who is a medal of honor man, having 
been cited for distinguished service in 
the Boxer uprising in China, was among 
those transferred. The others, all of 
them regular service men with a number 
of years in the outfit, follow: Nicholas 
Mihnowske, Robert J. Caldwell, Daniel 
A. Dunford, Wallace S. MacLelland. 
John W. Rosecrants, Henry J. Simons 
and Frederick J. Thompson. 

After spending twenty-two years of 
continuous service in the regular army, 
and having been wounded and gassed 
in the World War, Arthur J. Rodgers 
has "shipped" in the Marine Corps to 


finish his cruise of thirty years, which 
will entitle him to retirement on full 
pay for the remainder of his life. He 
is now doing duty in the Boston yard. 

Rodgers was at Chateau Thierry 
with the Marines, and that probably 
accounts for his recent enlistment with 
the leatherneck outfit to complete his 
thirty years. He was a color sergeant 
in the regular army, and was recently 
mustered out at Camp Upton, N. J., 
where he was attached to the 47th 
Infantry. Although he is past the two 
score year mark, Rodgers looks fit and 
fine, which goes to prove that life in 
the service is the most healthful of all. 

Although it is an old saying "that 
there is so much good in the worst of 
us and so much bad in the best of us 
that it hardly behooves any of us to 
talk about the rest of us," marines in 
the local yard take pride in telling of 
their department for the past six or 
eight months, which in all probability 
is not equalled by any other post in 
the corps. Marine Gunner Mc- 
Garry speaking in school the other 
day said only two marines attached to 
the command had been arrested in 

Boston in the past six months. In- 
vestigation showed that these arrests 
were only for minor offenses. While 
leathernecks are not given to bracing, 
they nevertheless are very proud of 
their record, and of the high regard 
and esteem they are held in by the 
people of Boston, who have recently, 
more than ever, shown their appre- 
ciation of the "first to the fight men." 

"Five days restriction,' ' spoke up 
the colonel in his usual stern manner 
in meting out punishment to a private 
who had transgressed. 

"I raise you five.'" ejaculated the 
private, forgetting all his military 

"I go you ten better." flashed back 
the colonel who was not to be bluffed. 

He won the "pot ' ' and Private S 

stayed in the barracks 30 days. 

The above really took place several 
months ago at office hours in the yard. 


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1. The disbursments of this office for the 
period between April 1, 1917, and February 
28, 1919, amounted to $101,958,246.56, dis- 
tributed as follows: 

Pay of officers and 

enlisted men . 
Labor rolls 
Public bills . . . 





2. The number of public bills paid dur- 
ing this period was 36,267. 

3. The following is an approximate state- 
ment of the maximum number of persons 
carried on the rolls of this office at any one 
period, each class showing approximately 
the maximum number of that class: 

Officers 800 

Enlisted force . . .' . .1,100 
Labor rolls, including Naval 
Magazine, Hingham, and 
Naval Hospital . . . 12,000 

4. In addition to the above, the Yard 
Disbursing Officer has handled subscription: 
to four Liberty Loans, aggregating approxi- 
mately $3,000,000. He has also handled 
subscriptions of officers and enlisted personnel 
and civilian employees of the Yard as follows: 

Red Cross .... $44,307.72 
Red Cross Christmas roll 5,430.00 
United War Work Cam- 
paign 16,323.71 



(Killed on July 4th, 1916, in France) 

I have a rendez-vous with Death 

At some disputed barricade, 

When Spring comes around with rustling 

And apple blossoms fill the air, 
I have a rendez-vous with Death 
When Spring brings back blue days and fair. 

It may be he shall take my hand, 

And lead me into his dark land, 

And close my eyes and quench my breath, 

It may be I shall pass him still, 

I have a rendez-vous with Death 

On some scarred slope or battered hill, 

When Spring comes around again this year, 

And the first meadow flowers appear. 
God knows t'were betterto be deep 
Pillowed in silk and scented down, 
Where love throbs out in blissfulsleep, 
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath, 
But I've a rendez-vous with Death, 
At midnight in some flaming town, 
When Spring trips north again this year, 
And I to my pledge word am true, 
I shall not fail that rendez-vous. 

Fair Visitor on the Aroostook: "What 
are all those stars for on that blue flag?" 

Gob: ' 'Oh those are the U-Boats we sunk. ' ' 

F. V.: "Gracious! And that other ship 
over there has just as many?" 

Gob: "That's our sister ship." 

Compliments °f 

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Yeowomen's Hats 

of the better 


Samples may be seen 

at the "Salvo" office 

Collins & Fairbanks Co, 

383 Washington St. 


Army and Navy experts have report- 
ed the device of John Hays Hammond, 
Jr., for radio control of surface craft to 
be sent laden with explosives against 
enemy ships, a success, and predict 
similiar results with submerged craft 
showing above water only wireless 

Results of tests were made public 
recently in connection with the new 
fortifications appropriation bill, which 
carries $417,000 for construction of an 
experimental submerged boat. 

Secretary . Baker wrote the House 
appropriation committee, which is con- 
sidering the bill, that the joint Army 
and Navy board was 'convinced of the 
practicability of the control" of the sur- 
face craft, and added that there also 
had been demonstrations of the possi- 
bility of the control to a craft, complete- 
ly submerged, except for an air intake 

Construction of the submerged craft, 
which will be about 80 feet long by 
seven feet in diameter, will take two 
years, according to Mr. Hammond, 
who told the committee he has spent 
TO years and $400,000 on his invention. 

"There is no question whatever as 
to the ability to control with great ac- 
curacy the torpedo or carrier, whatever 
kind it is," said a letter of Major-Gen- 
eral F. W. Coe, a member of the board, 
'so long as it is a surface vessel or has 
any antennes above the water by direct 
radio waves, either from shore or from 

'The board had before it also and con- 
sidered the ability of the enemy to in- 
terfere with the control of the vessel by 


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radio energy. Mr. Hammond's claims 
are that no inteference can be had with 
the craft outside a radius of 100 to 250 
yards from the source of the energy; 
that is, from the radio plant of a battle- 
ship, for example. 

"Within such a radius a certain in- 
terference from a powerful wireless 
station is possible, but that interference 
with the apparatus only operates to 
keep the torpedo on a fixed course on 
which it may be running." 
■ With a shore station, having a height 
of 80 feet above sea level, radio control 
of the craft has been demonstrated to 
the board up to a distance of about 
seven miles, but General Coe said that 
if controlled from an aeroplane there 
was no limit as to distance except the 
propelling power of the torpedo or the 
boat that carried it, or the areoplane. 

"A surface launch with the apparatus 
on it," said General Coe, relating de- 
monstrations before the board, "was con- 
trolled from both the shore and from 
an aeroplane, the means of control in 
each case being the same." 

The board also witnessed the drop- 
ping of dummy depth charges from the 
stern of the boat while it was proceed- 
ing on any desired course. 

General Coe said he had the craft "all 
round vessels coming into the harbor 
at will," and at close ranges it would be 
easy to ram a vessel from shore. 


A number of short, snappy articles, 
good jokes, odd happenings, interest 
ing occurrences or shipboard impres- 
sions, etc. 



The recent transfer of Commander 
A. Stanton from the U.S.S, Mt. Vernon 
to the U.S.S. Leviathan brought great 
sorrow to the Mt. Vernon boys. 
Commander Stanton was dearly loved 
bv all on board. 






John Travers Cornwall, the boy on 
the H. M. S. Chester, who stood on 
the burning deck, in the Jutland Sea 
Battle — whose bravery was extoled by 
Admiral Beatty. 

Boy (1-c), John Travers Cornwall, 
was mortally wounded early in action. 
He nevertheless remained standing 

alone at a most exposed post, quietly 
awaiting orders till the end of the ac- 
tion, with the guns crew dead and 
wounded all around him. His age 
was under 16^2 years. I regret that he 
has since died, but I recommend his 
case for special recognition in justice to 
his memory, and as an acknowledge- 
ment of the high example set b\ him. 
(Extract from Admiral Jellicoe's des- 


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"Let all the ends thou aim' it at he thy country's. 

March, 1919 


Vol. 2, No. 8. 

CHAPLAIN J. D. MacNAIR, Editor-in-Chiel 


Managing Editor and Treasurer 

Circulation Manager 

Advertising Manager 



WILLIAM H. WEDLOCK. Artistic Manager 

The Salvo offers a salute in honor 
of St. Patrick, or rather in honor of the 
sons of St. Patrick, our adopted broth- 
ers trom the Emerald Isle. 

And well might she salute the Celt, 
for no class of immigrants so soon and 
so well acclimates himself to thorough- 
bred died-in-the-wool Americanism as 
this hearty, fearless race from the land 
of Saints and scholars. 

Unable to withstand the stifling of 
ambition in their native country they 
have come by the thousands to the 
land of opportunity ; and by sheer pluck 
and courage have climbed from the 
humblest to the highest stations in our 
civil, social, financial and military life. 

They have written their names big 
on the industries of peace. They have 
won their spurs on the field of battle. 
They have ever cherished the Stars 
and Stripes in their hearts. They have 
have ever defended it with their hands. 
Celtic brawn has been waged, Celtic 
blood has flowed, in every battle of our 
Nation's cause from 1776 to 1918. 
And today scattered throughout the 
devastated battlefields of France, we 
find little white crosses of the A. E. F. 
bearing the names of O'Sullivan, 
O'Connell, O'Brien, O' Flaherty, Mc- 
Carthy and Murphy — Irish-American 

boys who have struggled and bled and 
fought and died for their country and 

In less than two years the Navy's 
Atlantic cruiser and transport force has 
shown to the world these things: 

Before this war America had never 
sent troops to Europe. Our transport 
fleet consisted of a few ill-equipped, 
small, inadequate craft. 

It was necessary to build up a fleet 
and create an effective, fast moving 
administrative organization. The en- 
tire job was pioneer. 

Seized German liners, impressed into 
transport service, Were repaired in 
months, whereas foreign experts had 
pessimistically allotted years to the job 
of undoing the damage wrought by 
German officers and crews. 

The repair of these ships resulted in 
saving to our armed forces a year in 
time, effected an economy of $20,000,- 
000 and enabled the transportation of 
500,000 soldiers that would have been 
delayed many months had these liners 
not been put into shape by Yankee 

Of the hundreds of submarine at- 
tacks only three were successful in 
destroying transports under American 
destroyer escort and these were all west- 
ward bound. 

Of the seventy-six separate convoys 
of troopships east bound none suc- 
cumbed to German attack, while un- 
der American naval escort. In other 
words, no part of the wholly American 
naval troop convoy, bound for Europe, 
was destroyed by German submarine 

The world less than two years ago 
asked whether the Yankee could. The 
Yankee said he would. And the 
Yankee did, and we have now con- 
fronting us the problem of reconstruc- 
tion. The Yankee showed the world 
what he could do and he will glide into 
the place of reconstruction without 
much friction and solve the enumer- 
ated problems in good faith and with 
administrative intelligence. 


We are inclined to think that every 
thing is in the melting-pot and that all 
bad things will be gone. And we shall 
be ready for a new World. It is prob- 
able, however, that human nature will 
re-assert itself, and that while some 
things will be better, others will be 

The ''Salvo" is the melting-pot of all 
the up-to-date news of the Boston 
Navy Yard. The editors tried to make 
the February edition one of the most 
brilliant and newsy ones ever published 
here in the Yard and we are striving 
to have our magazine come out on 

Acting as an information bureau — 
we receive and give to all our worth- 
while information about the Salvo. 

It is hoped the various departments, 
employees and enlisted personnel will 
contribute from time to time articles of 
interest to the Salvo. 

The thirteenth Century built ca- 
thedrals; the nineteenth Century built 
railroads, and the twentieth Century is 
building a new human society. It is 
building from the ground up. We 
have placed the foundation, and every 
every one here in the Yard is warmly 
invited to contribute towards the 
building of this new structure. 


The above mentioned snapshot of 
the editor of the Salvo was taken 
immediately after his having read the 
appended notice, which was issued on 
the 24th of January by the Editor-in- 
chief of that paper. 

The editor was evidently moved to 
this attitude and appearance by his 
emotion after reading the notice, for 
he saw how necessary it was to have 
the employees and men and women 
of the Navy, and others of literary 
tendency anywhere, subscribe to the 
Salvo, in order to make it worth read- 

The Salvo is a small periodical 
issued monthly by the Boston Navy 
Yard; Chaplain J. D. MacNair, 
U. S. N., Chief Editor; Chaplain 
D. R. Burns, U. S. N., Editor; Chief 
Yoeman Annabella E. Jonas, Manag- 
ing Editor and Treasurer. 

It is devoted to the interests of the 
Yard and the Service, and contains 
contributions from men and women 
of the Navy, and employees of the 
Navy Yard. In addition, it contains 
voluntary contributions from any source 
that contributes to the interest of the 

The paper will be both serious and 
gay; contain some news of the day, 
both at home and abroad; leading 
articles by the Editors and special 
contributors; and in each issue a short 
biography — with portrait if practi- 
cable — of some Naval hero. 

It is proposed to alter the plan and 
to raise the standard of the paper, and 
make it more popular. The paper 
will carry paying advertisements, and 
will be sold for five cents a copy. 

You are invited to be a contributor 
to the Salvo, and your contributions 
will be received with pleasure at any 


The most useful job of the genera- 
tion is done. The boys, who did it are 
taking off their uniforms to return to 
industry, farming, shipping, railroading 
etc. etc. 

Their new spirit and power to do 
will go into business, i iTheir daring 
and resourcefulness will spin the old 
world into new usefulness and new 

The United States has played a part 
in the World War that squared with 
the holiest of traditions, and the high- 
est of ideals. 

Slow to anger; loath to turn from the 
arts of peace; reluctant to enter the 
bloody shambles — -the Nation, its pa- 
tience outworn, turned to war with 
wholesome dedication. In an incredibly 
short time, our men were gathered, 
trained, seasoned and equipped, and 
sent abroad — two and a half million 
of them. 

A ship was sailed on an average of 
every ten minutes, day and night — Sun- 
days included — and ten freight cars of 
food, supplies, and munitions was put 
on board ship here and the sameamount 
unloaded "over there", day and night, 
Sundays included. 

Truly, reconstruction is colossal a 
task as the War itself. 

Internationally, the United States 
finds itself a great creditor Nation. 
Other nations and peoples are indebted 
to it in terms of millions of dollars. It 
must largely rebuild Europe, and for 
a time feed it, and all before Europe's 
ability to pay can be established. 


We hear somebody humming that 
another Loan is coming, so once more 
we'll stop our chumming with some 
luxuries we like. Uncle Sam can use 
some gold, now as in the days of old, 
when the first Loan came a-toddling 
down the pike. 

This new issue will be known as the 

The Boston Navy Yard will live up 
to its reputation and 'go over the top." 

Other nations think it funny where 
we get this ready money, but the 
Yankees are the babies who can. 

As before we stood the test, when 
our bravest and our best marched aw ay 
to show a King how Freemen fight. 
so we'll rally once again, and we'll 
rally not in vain, with the Story of 
Old Glory gleaming bright! 

O'er the land the golden millions 
will be piling into billions, and again 
will Yankee thoroughness be shown. 

From the great and golden West to 
the farthest Eastern crest; All TO- 

When the history of the past war is 
written, the greatest single, economic 
achievement will be the transposition 
of the United States from a country 
almost without a merchant marine and 
foreign trade, to the position of the 
greatest ship building nation of the 
world, within a period of twelve 

All along the three coasts of this 
country, ship - building yards have 
sprung into existence like magic. 
Some of those may be temporary in 
character and will be dismantled now 
that the war emergency is passed, but 
by far the greater number of them are 
of permanent construction, and are now 
ready for a permanent ship - building 
program, if the disabilities under which 
this country has in the past labored in 
the maintenance of a merchant marine 
can be removed. 




To the Editor: — 

Sir: Please tell us what has been the 
coldest day so far this winter. 

Officially, at Boston: Two degrees 
above zero on Jan. 12. (The coldest 
in December was 13 above on the 7th; 
and the coldest in November was 19 
above zero on the 26th.) 

Sir: What was the first ship in the 
United States Navy and is she still 

Uncle Sam's first really big warship 
was the America, built at Portsmouth 
in 1782, given by Congress to the 
French; her fate uncertain. 

Sir: (l) How long ago did the United 
States mint discontinue the making of 
silver dollais? (2) In what denomina- 
tions are U. S. gold coins made nowa- 

(1) None have been coined since 
1905. (2) Gold is now coined in de- 
nominations of $2.50, $5, $10 and $20. 
No gold coins have been coined since 

Sir: Please settle an argument as to 
whether Oliver Street in Boston was 
named after Oliver Cromwell or not. 

No. It was named for the Oliver 
family, who flourished here before the 
Revolution. Andrew Oliver was Lieu- 
tenant-Governor of the Common- 
wealth. He was also distributor of 
stamps for the British government at 
the time of the Stamp Act agitation, 
when his office was attacked by a mob. 
His brother was Chief Justice in 1771. 

Look out for 


The pictorial story of the work 
of the Yankee Mining squadron 
in the North Sea. 

Compiled by the men of. the 
Mine Force. 

Published by the U. S. Naval 
Institute, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Ready April First. 



With the constant changes in the 

office layout of the past month, the 

opening chorus each morning has been 

Oh where, oh where, has my little 

desk gone." 

From the appearance of all the bun- 
dles, Yeoman Murray late of Provi- 
dence, is either a Navy truckhorse or 
purchasing agent for some large family. 
How she does eat candy, Raymond. 

Has anyone of the entire outfit failed 
to congratulate Chief Mulkeen upon 
his new rating? All we can say is that 
its a good thing the armistice has been 

Yeoman (F) Riley is, we understand, 
going to start a direct mail route from 
Holyoke to this yard. Remember three 
cents to parts west, Anna. 

Let it be understood right here that 
all the big guns are not located on the 
other side of the pond; we have sev- 
eral "big guns" right here in this office. 
Count off, boys. 

Little "Mike" Gurnett, famous for 
his athletic dope, is willing to give defi- 
nite "info" on the coming Jess Willard 
fight. Has anyone a quarter he wants 
to risk? 

It has been rumored that "Joe Cox" 
of this office is anxiously waiting the 
coming of the Boston Auto Show. 
Nothing but a speed car will do, 'Joe." 

President Fritz Ebert the new ruler 
of Germany and Chief Hannon of this 
office are both raising moustachios. 
Great minds all run in the same chan- 

We are confident that the coming 
musical comedy is to be a great suc- 
cess; buy your tickets early and seethe 
new "tabulating dance" demonstrated 
by Yeoman (F) Parsons and the great 

A bit of advice: "The pen is 
mightier than the sword." Be on time 
in the mornings or Mr. MacElroy will 
be obliged to use the pen. 

Someone has said that the name 
given the Yeoman (F's) society of this 
office viz Accyeo means "act like yeo- 
man.'' Is that true-President Holden? 


"Out On the Irish Sea" 

Rolling around, 

Rolling around, 

Over the Irish Sea. 

Everyone's happy, everyone's glad, 

Rolling so easy and free. 

Roll, roll you dear little witch, 

For the more that you roll 

The less you will pitch ; 

Roll if you will, 

For you'll never be still, 

Out on the Irish Sea. 




and Machinery 


East Boston, Mass. 



A most delightful . ball under the 
auspices of the Navy Yard Mutual Aid 
Association was held at East Armory, 
East Newton street, Boston, Mass., on 
Monday evening, February 24. It was 
undoubtedly the most successful event, 
both socially and financially, ever held 
in that patriotic drill shed. Fully 5,000 
members of the association and their 
friends were in attendance and thor- 
oughly enjoyed the evening's entertain- 

Beautiful decorations of flags and 
pennants, of Allied Nations, hundreds 
of men and women in army, navy and 
marine uniform, martial music by the 
Navy Yard Orchestra and jazz band 
gave a decided tone of patriotism to 
the whole affair. 

A novel feature of the "Soiree" was 
theVictory March led by Commandant 
Rush, Colonel Shaw, Lieutenant Com- 
mander Richey, Lieutenants Gathe- 
mann, O'Connell, McDermott and 
Chaplain Burns, followed by one hun- 
dred yeogirls dressed in their white 
uniforms and one hundred members 
of the reception committee of the as- 

From their places in the reviewing 
stand Commandant Rush, and the 
visiting officers witnessed a beautifully 
executed drill by the yeogirls of the 
Yard, led by Miss Gi.lgan with Miss 
Helen Regan as the Goddess of 
Liberty. The grace and perfection 
with which they completed their dif- 
ferent formations was a marvel to all. 
During the drill a large American flag 
was unfurled and as the yeogirls stood 
at salute the Star Spangled Banner was 
sung in masterly fashion by Miss 
Madeleine Gallivan. 

The success of the ball was due to 
the untiring efforts of every member of 
the association and particularly to the 
officers. Most encouraging co-opera- 
tion was given them by Captain Rush 
and other officers in the Yard. Just 
as their co-operation and mutual un- 
derstanding between the men and 
officers made the Boston Navy Yard a 
hundred per cent war-working ma- 
chine, so the same co-operation made 
this ball the greatest social event ever 
held in the East Armory. 


The officers of the association are as 
follows : W. A. McDonald, president ; 
Wm. J. Burns, vice president; Chas. 
E. MacLaughlin, secretary; Wm. 
Manning, treasurer. 

The wrist watch of beautiful design 
and quality offered by Mutual Aid 
Association for the young lady selling 
the most tickets for the Victory Ball 
was won by Mrs. Janet Jesson of 
Crowley's Restaurant, who turned in 
to the treasurer $438.00. 


Our Chief Storekeeper, Johnnie 
Cloutman, known as the Sandwich 
Man, is just full of talent. Singer 
(tenor), recitations, and ' oh boy ', 
talk about your exhibition dancers, 
well they have to take their hats off to 
Johnnie. I suppose you know John- 
nie is quite a dog man and he has 
won many a first prize with a Boston 
Terrior he certainly admires, but it is 
his hobby to place his dog in all the 
New York shows. Why? Ask Natalie 
or Margaret who live there. 

Our first class Yeoman I. Smith 
has been seen near the North Station 
at 5 P. M., every Wednesday evening 
with a small package under his arm. 
But the mystery has been solved for 
the small package was candy and of 
course she works nearby and that is 
there meeting place and he claims she 
is the best little girl in the world. 

Now a word for our third class 
Storekeeper Elmer-r-r-r-r, well he is a 
great lover of polo but he said that he 
enjoys riding from the Navy Yard to 
the North Station in one of the Navy 
Yard trucks as it is of great conven- 
ience to him. It only costs him one 
pair of trousers a week but he says look 
at the fun I am having. 

The store is not the same since my 
Charlie left. Hello! Mr. Leerie!- Have 
you seen my Chinese Costume? Well 
you would not know me. Bawl 'em out 

Division Officer to men who are making a 
poor job of lowering awav ,\ sailor: ''No 
wonder our country is shy of crops; we've 
got all the fanners on the Canandaigua. " 



The "Navy Yard Employee", pub- 
lished monthly by the Brooklyn Navy 
Yard, Mr. Edward H. Markolf. Editor- 
in-Chief does not overlook giving the 
Boston Navy Yard valuable space. 

Coppersmith's Union Local No. 92. 
Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers 
International Alliance, meets every first 
and third Wednesdays of the month, 
at 724 Washington St., Boston, at 8:30 
P.M., Francis Murphy, President;John 
J. Cullen, Secretary, 19 Carlisle St., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Quarterman and Leading's Associa- 
tion, Clarence C. Nispel, Norfolk. 
Mass., President; John T. McCarthy. 
Secretary, 48TrainSt. Dorchester Mass. 

Boston Navy Yard Mutual Aid 
Association, Navy Yard, Boston, Mass. 
Annual meeting and election of offi- 
cers and directors will be held on the 
second Monday in January. The board 
of Directors meet on the first Monday 
of each month. Wm. MacDonald. 
President; C. E. MacLaughlin, Room 
1, Building 24, Navy Yard. 

Boston Navy Yard Sailmakerx 
Operators, and Helpers Union, Local 
No. 16050, meets in Owl's Hall. Main 
Street, Charlestown, first Friday of 
each month at 5 p. m. Officers: Presi- 
dent, Alex Griffin; Secretary, Fred 
Johnson; 12 Fairmont St., Cambridge. 

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at the 


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of what are hits. If it's a 

hit you'll find it at 

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It has been noted that the visits of 
M iss Winchester of the Supply Depart- 
ment to the Liberty Loan Office have 
become less and less frequent. The 
general feeling is that a recent transport 
brought something of interest. 

Lawrence J. Winston, formerly of 
the Requisition Section and recently 
detached from Montreal, Canada, is 
now at the N. O. T. S. at the Pier. 

Michael E. Maylia, our former ship- 
mate has just recovered from a bad 
attack of the Flue and is up and around 

United States Food Administration License 16089 
Open from 6 A. M. to 1 A. M. 


Established in 1896 
A. C. Floyd, Manager 

Lunch and 

43 Main Street, Charlestown 



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again. He is now on the U. S. S. 

James Curley of the Purchasing Sec- 
tion was recently released from the 
Naval Hospital having undergone an 
operation. Jim is on the road to re- 
covery and said that he liked the nurses 
at the hospital and did not care how 
long he was there if they did not change 
to male nurses. 

Augustus W. Perry, one of the old 
guard on the ship, and released some 
time ago on account of illness, is around 
again and is back in the auto game. 
The best of luck Gus. We do not 
forget our old friends. 

Chief Johnny Coleman has been 
placed on the inactive list and John 
says that he has as many girls as when 
he was decked up in the uniform. 

Chief Yeoman W. D. Murphy of 
the Supply Department has returned 
to work after a severe sickness. 

'Lucky" Courtney and John Leary 
of the Requisition Section have been 
released from active service and re- 
stored to their civil service ratings. 

Helen Grady of the Requisition 
Section frequents the Maiden Auditor- 
ium with a tall, dark young man. 
Efforts to obtain information result in 
burning blushes. 

The girls of the Correspondence Sec- 
tion have been of great assistance to men 
released from active service. 

Miss Shorley and Miss Benson of 
the Purchasing Section conducted a 
very successful dancing party recently. 
Clever girls. 

I wonder if Benita has found the 
box yet. 

The following members of the 
Supply Department have been placed 
on the inactive list : Robert Greaney, 
L. T. Rees, Frank J. Carens, Walter 
Haberlin, Requisition Section; John J. 
Colemen, Progress Section ; Joseph 
Callahan, Frank Cahalan, Michael 
Meskell.Thomas Miller,Stock Section; 
Charles Ryan, Purchasing Section ; 
Emeline Metias, James J. Smith, John 
F. Burke, Bookkeeping Section. 

William Langley, the ex-Bates foot- 
ball star, has returned to the Issuing 

Section, Supply Department, after 
several months of sea duty. 

One of the boys at the Wakefield 
Rifle Range has successfully pierced 
the heart of Miss Frances Nickerson, 
Yeomaid in the Supply Department. 
How about this Frances? 

Mollie Dundon and Isabel Smith of 
the Supply Department have been pro- 
moted to chief yeowomen. 

We notice that Miss Elinor Mc- 
Namara of the Bookkeeping Section of 
the Supply Department is wearing 
a solitaire. Congratulations Elinor. 
We wish you the best of luck and 

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These are busy days for the men in 
this division. Not only are the docks 
and piers full, but there are ships out- 
side waiting their turn to get into the 
Yard. It promises to be a busy and 
strenuous season. These East winds 
that blow over the docks at this time 
of the year are by no means the balmy 
ones of the sunny South. 

We have a few celebrities among 
the ships now stationed here, There 
are the Cononicus, Housatonic and 
Canandaigua ; all mine layers recently 
returned from duty in the North Sea. 
The Tucker has had the distinction of 
sinking a German submarine and has 
been shown in moving pictures in many 
of the theatres of Boston. The Isabel 
is also anchored here. This ship was 
once the property of Willys, the Over- 
land man, but was converted into a 
destroyer at the beginning of the war. 
Our largest job was the repairing 
of the Mt. Vernon. She has gone 
to sea again and to see her now one 
would never suspect that she was a 
victim of a German torpedo. 

We are glad to welcome back so 
many of the boys who are returning 
from the various camps or from over- 

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^-^ i)Vsju/*TV<x/v\ Tcrrrur gr 

seas. Among those who have already 
returned are Joe Savage, Frank Winters 
formerly of the office force ; Dave 
Horrigan, Lawrence Barry, Frank 
Feegan, Oscar Desonie, G. Dever, 
J. Halley, F. Murphy, Frank Dolaher 
and David Livingstone. Of these men, 
perhaps Livingstone has seen the great- 
est amount of service, having gone from 
Mexico to France where he saw four- 
teen months of active duty as a patrol. 
Mr. Livingstone rates as a top sergeant. 
Dever wears the French war cross for 
bravery, Halley was a chief quarter- 
master at a balloon camp in the South, 
and Dolaher was stationed at the Naval 
Aviation Camp at Queenstown. 

Those who are familiar with the 
amount of work that can be accom- 
plished in a place like the Rigging Loft 
will be interested to know that seventy 
eye splices in wire rope are being made 
in eight hours. Speed up, boys, in other 
shops, and show what you can do. 

There is a certain gentleman in the 
Rigger's division who claims to have a 
"drag" with an undertaker on Chelsea 
Street. We hear that he mentioned it 
during a conversation in which he in- 
vited a lady to the Victory Ball. We 
wonder just what was the connection 
between the Ball and an undertaker. 

She: What do you think I am 
a horse? 

He: No. Your ears are too long. 

Is it a new raincoat or GLOOM 
that makes "Tom" wish for a rainy day: 

Why are some people we know of 
so fond of "taking the air" 2 

Have you ever noticed that the 
names of great men end in "N". 
Note the three greatest American 
Presidents — WashingtoN, LincolN, 
WilsoN. And who was the greatest 
French genius of recent ages but 

The aviator's wife was taking her first 
trip with her husband in an airplane. 

"Wait a minute, (jeorge," she said, 
" I'm afraid we will have to go down again." 

What's wrong?" asked the husband. 

" I believe I dropped one of the pearl 
buttons from my jacket. I ran see it glisten- 
ing on the ground. ' ' 

"Keep your seat, my dear,'' said the 
aviator, "that's Lake Erie."--- 


Cainarade! .... mnman' 


(hare S. Richmond '. 

Somehow they'll all be different--- 

O God we know it well! 
They're not the same who went away 

To fight the fires of hell. 
Their boyish eyes— now eyes of men --• 

Will look us through and through, 
To see if what has come to us 

Has made us different too. 

Oh, they will have new standards then. 

These changed, new boys of ours, 
.And by them they will measure u>. 

With all their strange new powers; 
They'll find if we are pettv still--- 

And narrow • — and unfair. 
And in that searching gaze of theirs 

We'll feel our souls laid bare 

Against that Day of Judgment Days 

We must make ready fast, 
Lest they shall be ashamed of us 

When they come home at last;* 
For we should drink of sorrow 

Yes, the very deepest cup. 
If in that Day, in their clear 

We could not measure up' 

He's keeping a corner for 
Something Nice 

You can find what he likes in 





"Fourteen Nations, representing 
1,200,000,000 people, unanimously 
agreed upon a document which makes 
the Magna Charta and the Declara- 
tion of Independence mere forerunners 
of an immortal instrument that blesses 
all the world for all generations. 

'Today a fresh wind blows over the 
earth. The noxious gases of balance 
of power, secret diplomacy, protected 
frontiers, conscription and competitive 
navy building read their doom in the 
degree of this true Parliament of man 
which has seen theories and dreams find 
practical insurance and idealism made 
the most real thing in all the world. 
' 'An air of satisfaction prevails 
everywhere' is the significant comment 
of correspondents cabling from Paris. 
Out of travail and debate has come 
this child of our hopes, lusty and strong. 
In the crucible of love of peace, all dif- 
ferences were welded into an indestruct- 
ible metal which no provincialism or 
partisanship can break or bend. 

Woodrow Wilson, to whose in- 
flexible purpose and leadership chief 


credit is due, truly declared it is 'a 
union of wills which cannot be resisted 
and which I dare say, no Nation will 
run the risk of attempting to resist.' 

'It is a time for church bells to 
peal. If this consummation of a World 
Peace League had failed, the war 
world have been fought in vain and 
the lives given would not have won a 
glory that can never fade." 

Asserting that Bolshevism is syno- 
nymous with anarchy, Sec. Daniels 
declared there are enough jails in 
America to accommodate all desiring 
to bring about chaos. 

"The boys who are coming home are 
not going to stand for any foolishness," 
he said. ' They are going to bar foolish- 
ness, not only from anarchists, but from 
plutocracy and privilege as well. Sow 
privileges and you reap Bolshevism. 
These boys are going to rule America 
because they saved America and saved 
the world, and have the title deeds to 
the land and the Government." 

He— How old are you ? 
Doll --- Three years. 

He— I'll give you a dollar if you'll give 
me a kiss. 

Doll — Give me the dollar first. 

He--- You're more than three years old! 



The office boys are contemplating 
going on a strike in the Hull Division 
Drafting Room as a result of the over- 
abundance of work piled on their 
shoulders Valentine's Day, 
valentines to the Misses 
Woods and Cole Eldridge, 
well-known Draftmanettes. 
young ladies are 
who sent them. 

the two 
The said 
still wondering 
The one closest 

to Miss Woods' 
"Jimmie. " 

heart was from 

Attention Girls: There are two fel- 
lows in the Hull Drafting Room, 
named Linehan, both living in Ran- 
dolph. One is married and has two 
children, but the other is single, but 
like Barkis "is willing." Now the 
the single one is the older, and is hav- 
ing a hard time explaining to his young 
lady acquaintances that he is not mar- 
ried, nor father of two children, while 
the married one is perfectly satisfied 
to have same fair maids think he is the 
dashing young chap, so to speak. Do 
you know who is who? 

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The Assistant French Naval At- 
tache, Lieutenant Charles Tavera, vis- 
ited the Yard on 13 February 1919- 
The usual courtesies were extended, 
and Lieutenant Tavera was escorted 
through the Yard and shown the vari- 
ous places of interest. 

On 13 February, Ensign Martin C. 
Lee (P. C), U. S. N. R. F., was de- 
tailed for duty with the Supply Officer 
of this Yard. 

On or about the 10th of February, 
there was considerable commotion 
caused by the rumor that Ensign Cross, 
Athletic Officer of the Yard, was to 
be transferred to the U. S. S. Mallory, 
now stationed at New York. We're 
glad you' re still one of us, Ensign Cross! 

Basketball, which has long been 
hoped for by the girls of the Yard, has at 
last made its appearance. A large squad 
has reported for the tryouts, and it is 
believed that a team really worth while 
will be produced. Chief Commissary 
Steward Stone is coaching the team 
and is much encouraged over the fine 



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Highest grade workmanship 
and fabrics used. 

showing made by the girls. Practice 
games are played at the Sailors' Haven, 
which has been made possible through 
the kindness of Mr. Stanton King, 
president of the Haven. 

There's a certain fellow named 
Dean, who plies his way from the 
Supply Department and the Com- 
mandant's office, who must have been 
in the grocery business before he en- 
tered our midst. He's the best little 
order taker! 

Chief Yeoman James A. Downey, 
formerly attached to the Central Files 
of the Commandant's Office, and Mrs. 
Downey sailed Saturday, 22 February, 
for Peru, where Mr. Downey will take 
up the duties of American Vice-Con- 
sul. Here's to you, Jim! 

The most popular girl in the Navy 
Yard during the meal hour is one Dora 
Steinburg, who is some pianist, and in- 
cidentally a great favorite with those 
enlisted persons who lunch in the vicin- 
ity of the Armory. 

A number of young ladies in the 
Accounting Office spent the week-end 
of the 22nd in New York. Mrs. Car- 
ney acted as chaperone, and from all 
reports it was a very enjoyable week- 
end. The girls — we are told — have 
voted to spend another week-end 
party, if Washington decrees that they 
may work together just long enough 
to fill those dime banks again. 

Miss Mary E. (Babe) Carney. daugh- 
ter of our matron, Mrs. Catherine 
Carney, who is a pupil of Mrs. Chris- 
tine Galbraith. will sing in the musical 
comedy to be presented by the Yard in 
the latter part of April, or early May. 
Miss Carney has appeared in a num- 
ber of shows which have been coached 
by Messrs. Haley and Sullivan — the 
managers of our show — and they were 
glad to have her available again. 

Another headliner in the musical 
comedy will be Miss Belle Yates, a 
well-known solo dancer. Miss Yates, 
who has toured the country, appearing 
in different cantonments, is considered 
one of the cleverest pupils of Mrs. 
I villa Viles Wyman. 

James Fen imore Cooper, the famous 
author (deceased) was an embryo ad- 
miral of the Nav) in 1808, when as a 
New Year's gift, he was appointed 

midshipman in the Navy. He was 
plain "James Cooper" in name, then 
but soon after he resigned from the 
Navy, on May 6, 1811. possibly as a 
substitute for "U.S. N.". he added 
"Fenimore"' to his name, it being that 
of his mother's family. 

Another naval celebrity, though not 
an author, who changed his name, was 
Alexander Slidell MacKenzie, who, 
when appointed midshipman in the 
Navy in 1815. was plain "Alexander 
Slidell". Before his graduation he 
passed midshipman, notwithstanding a 
protest from the head of the Navy, he 
added MacKenzie to his name- 

Announcement has been made that 
the Naval War College will open its 
next course on July 1st, at New port. 
R. I. under the presidency of Admiral 
Sims. Secretary Daniels will partici- 
pate in the opening ceremonies. 

On the first anniversary of his wed- 
ding Lawrence R. Amann of the 
Print Shop, presented the boys with 
cigars. They returned the compliment 
by presenting him with a purse. The\ 
can't fool Larrv. 

Thomas A. Edison's grandfather 
lived to be 104,his grandmother 102. his 
father 92. Edison is now 72. He .-ays 
the average of three first ages is 100 and 
he is confident he will live to be 100. 

On Navy Uniforms 

Officers Heavy Kersey 
Overcoats - - - 

C. P. 0. Kersey Over- 
coats ----- 

Officers Fine Serge Uni- 
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Officers Serge Uniforms 
Shipping Board Uniforms 
C. P. Uniforms - - 

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A regular Navy Yard feature not 
unworthy of attention, is the weekly 
entertainment given in Building 104. 
The shipfitting department is fortu- 
nate in having on its rolls such well- 
known entertainers as Jack McDon- 
ald, Tom Lanigan, Davy Fitz, C. 
Bucci, Arthur Carey, Joe Madden, 
William Shaughnessy and a host of 
others; and the committee in charge 
has been quick to take advantage of 
their presence. 

Every Monday an entertainment is 
given either entirely by local talent or 
frequently by a speaker from outside. 
Several prominent men have already 
spoken and many others have expressed 
their willingness to do so. The talent 
obtainable is second to none in the 
yard, as witnessed by the men attend- 
ing the recent "Building 104" day at 
the Y. M. C. A. Hut, and a thoroughly 
first class entertainment is always as- 

Wednesday noons are devoted to 
either boxing or wrestling exhibitions 

and, thanks chiefly to the efforts of 
John Municeand Jim Zolla, the com- 
mittee has been able to secure some of 
the best known boxers in this part of 
the country. The men have displayed 
great interest in these bouts and a large 
audience is always present. 

These entertainments are entirely 
under the jurisdiction of the men and 
are extremely informal. They have 
contributed materially to securing thor- 
ough cooperation between the me- 
chanics and their supervisors. 

It is rumored that the BRAZOS 
will be launched this Spring. 

Attention is called to the riveting 
records on the Fuel Ship as indicated 
on the bulletin board at the head of the 

A short time after our last issue went 
to press, the masters received a very 
welcome increase in pay. The speed 
with which the ratings followed the 
return of the delegates indicates the 
impression they made at the front. 

Recognition is due the Shipfitters 
department for the showing made upon 
the Mt. Vernon and the destroyers. 

Real mechanics are a curiosity and the 
fact that the bulk of the work in this 
department is done by the helpers and 
bull gang of a year ago reflects great 
credit not only upon the trade school but 
also upon the organization and super- 
vision of the shipfitting department. 

A noon hour mass meeting was re- 
cently held at Building No. 104, in the 
interests of the Navy Yard Mutual Aid 
Association. Group singing led by the 
Y. M.C. A. representative and a talk by 
the Master Shipfitter featured the enter- 
tainment. Attention was called to the 
relatively small number of members in 
the shipfitting departmentand the meet- 
ing has already resulted in a decided 
increase of enrollment. 

The mild winter has been welcome 
to the men on the BRAZOS; the out- 
side shipfitters job on a cold day is 
hardly pleasant, to say the least. 

The establishment of a hot coffee 
booth at the head of the building ships 
has caused great satisfaction among the 
men on the BRAZOS. A hot cup of 
coffee at noon time improves a cold 
lunch immensely. 


Late Lieut. Cook Writes a Poem 

Praising Their Work on 

the Other Side 

From out the great North Sea, 
where Uncle Sam's fleet of warships, 
patrol boats and mine sweepers were 
ever on the watch, comes a most 
tactful and appealing little poem, 
written by late Lieutenant Norman S. 
Cook, a Boston and Provincetown 
boy, who has since died. The task of 
cleaning away mines requires courage 
and coolness and the crew not only 
must be expert seamen but also expert 
marksmen with their other accomplish- 

Late Lieutenant Cook, who was in 
charge of one of these mine sweepers, 
was called the "salt of the earth ' by 
his men, and when taken sick gave 
this poem to a member of his crew, 
George Bowles, also of Boston. 
Bowles is a gun pointer on the U. S. S. 
Cahill, and at present is spending a 
10-day furlough at his home in ^ this 

The poem written by the late 
Lieutenant Cook in praise of the boys 
is as follows: 

Naval Officers' 

Etc., To Order 

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Blouses, Trousers, etc. 

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You have read about our Sammies, our 

Transports and our Yachts, 
Our Battleships and Avions, our Destroyers 

making knots. 
There's another little outfit, which is manned 

by naval crews, 
Who are doing all the dirty work which no 

one else would choose. 

They style us " Trawlers ' ' over home -—just 

Fish-boats" over here, 
Our gun is way up forward— our sweeps 

are in the rear. 
We are numbered just like convicts, though 

each one has a name, 
Never published in the print, yet will go 

down to lasting fame. 

We came across some time ago—- a year it 
soon will be--- 

The reason that we made it was the smooth- 
ness of the sea. 

We were fitted out as sweepers in a little 
port in France, 

And shoved off for the Mine Fields, the zone 
of our advance. 

You've heard the old expression, Wooden 

Ships and Iron Men -— 
History repeats itself, those words are in 

style again. 
We Sweep, Patrol and Convoy, and listen 

in at night 
For Submarines along the coast, well hidden 

from our sight. 

We're called upon to Salvage, to Rescue 

and to Tow, 
And, on a minute's notice, when ordered, 

out we go. 
We never think of danger--- it isn't known 

to us--- 
We carry out our orders without making 

any fuss. 
Over here we get no sympathy, we're just 

left to our fates, 
But when the war is over, and we get back 

to the States, 
Perhaps the boys in khaki that we convoyed 

into France 
Will lift their hats in praise of us : "THE 


We stand our lonely vigil, all through fog, 

rain and snow, 
Where Submarines and Rocks abound, and 

others fear to go. 
The boys in this man's outfit never squeal 

or cause a stir, 
When in danger, obey orders, with the 

Navy "AYE, AYE, SIR." 


There is a microbe called Unrest. It 
breeds in many brains. It blurs mam .1 
clean vision. It unbalances many sound 
judgments. It sours a healthy ambition. 
It ferments into a passion for quick riches. It 
makes us onto undertake things over night, 
that need years of mature effort to accom- 
plish. It makes us unfit to do ourdailv work . 

Acquire patience--- a willingness to wait. 
Seek content — content that smothers Unrest 
and enables us to do our present task with .) 
true eye, a clear mind, a keen judgment. 
---System Magazine 



This Is the Official Name for 
Former Yeowomen 

"Yeoman (F)," the "F" meaning 
female, is the official title and designa- 
tion of the women yeomen of the Na\ y. 
The matter was the subject of two of- 
ficial orders from Rear Admiral Vic- 
tor Blue, chief of the Bureau of Navi- 
gation, to all officers and stations in this 
district for their guidance, saying in 

''Subject: Unofficial titles veo- 
woman' and 'yeomanette.' 

"It has come to the attention of the 
chief of the Bureau of Navigation 
that the terms 'y eovvoman ' an -d yeo- 
manette' have been applied to the 
young ladies who are serving in the 
Naval Reserve Force. 

"The official designation of these 
young ladies is Yeoman (F); and it is 
hereby directed that the use of these 
unofficial titles be discontinued. 

"It is requested that you call the 
attention of the personnel under your 
command and take steps to eliminate 
the use of the unofficial titles yeo- 
woman' and 'yeomanette. 

Victor Blue, Chief of Bureau. 


11 August 1917 
General Order No. 21. 
Subject: Title for women enlisted in Navy. 

1. The title for the women recently en- 
listed in the Navy Yard and Distl 
Women Yeomen. 

2. No other title will be used inofficial 

\V R. RUSH, 
( 'aptain, Commandant. 

Enlisted Personnel! 


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Deposits received In mail 

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There are in the Electric Shop about 
185 men who are studying "Practical 
Applied Mathematics." The school 
is conducted under the direction of the 
State Board of Education who furnish 
the instructor free. The cost of this 
course to each man has been about 
$2.00 which does not cover the cost 
of the text books and necessary station- 
ery and supplies. The classes are par- 
ticularly fortunate in securing the ser- 
vices of J. D. Shore as instructor. Mr. 
Shore is a well qualified mathema- 
tician and the members of the classes 
are well pleased with his instruction. 
At the present time these men are 
divided into four classes. They are in 
various degrees of progress. The 
farthest advanced class is now studying 
the elements of Algebra as applied to 
ordinary shop mechanics. The class 
immediately below this one is strug- 
gling with the problems of the circle, 
solids and cylinders. At the com- 
pletion of this first course it is planned 
to start a class in "Advanced Shop 
Mathematics" including algebra,geom- 

Winner of Salvo Page Contest 

The Editors of the Salvo have selected 
the drawing entitled " The Girl He Left 
Behind "as the prize winner, under the 
offer made in the Salvo Cover Page Con- 
test, published in the last issue. 

This drawing was made by Leslie J. 
Stout, Hospital Apprentice first-class, 
U.S.N. R.F., on duty in the office of the 
Medical Examiner, Boston Navy Yard. 


W. M. Whitebone, Check No. 527-11 
Shop K, Hull Division, 
Boston Navy Yard. 
Gladys M. Sullivan, Daughter of Lieut. 
T. Sullivan, U.S.N. , Inspection De- 
partment, Boston Navy Yard. 

It was very difficult to select the prize 
winner in this contest, where many ex- 
cellent drawings were submitted; but it is 
correspondingly encouraging to the ed- 
itors and well-wjshers of the Salvo, to 
receive this testimony of interest in its 

The prize --- a new ten dollar gold 
piece, delivered in a handsome pigskin 
coin purse--- was presented by the 
Commandant to the winner and a letter 
of acknowledgment was sent to the win- 
ners of the Honorable Mention. 


etry, trigonometry and logarithms. Two 
classes have also been formed in the 
use of the Slide Rule. The Electric 
Shop is to be congratulated in being 
the first to form classes among the men 
of this character and shows that the 
Electric Shop is maintaining its repu- 
tation as one of the most progressive 
shops in the Navy Yard. Through the 
courtesy and kindness of the Com- 
mandant the classes are allowed to use, 
after working hours, the school rooms 
used by the Trade School Apprentices 
and the members of the classes desire 
to express their thanks to the Com- 
mandant and also to the Trade School 
Officer, Lieutenant Gathemann, for 
allowing them the use of these facili- 

The Electric Shop has been especi- 
ally favored by the gift of an upright 
piano, which, after being put in good 
running condition, has given great 
pleasure to the Electric Shop employees 
during their noon lunch hour. It has 
been found that there are several of 
the employees who are good singers. 
Also an orchestra is in process of de- 
velopment. At present the orchestra 
consists of a piano, violin, flute, clari- 
net, two cornets and drums. The 
members are pleased with the oppor- 
tunity to practice during their noon 
lunch hour and expect sometime to be 
invited to give a concert in the Y. M. 
C.A. Hut. 

Editors agree that what Congress 
needs is the country's best brains— but 
if the shortage is supplied who's going 
to write the editorials? 

Time Section's First Pay Day 
Discrepancy Clerk 

Now workmen listen— Please don't crowd, 
One at a time and not so loud. 
You are short? Who's to blame? 
None at all? What's your name? 
Say Mr. McCabe, what do you say? 
Know anything about this man's pay? 
Not a line? Gee, that's news. 
Now for the Accounting, win or lose. 
Not on roll? You're sure that's true? 
Missed six musters? Now what's to do? 
Send in time right up to date? 
Then another period he has to wait. 
I need the money, is loud the wail- 
Wife is dying, son in jail. 
Oh what stories— just like wrecks. 
We don't mind it—come who's next? 

By JOE BALLEM, Machinery Division 


The freight barge "Gwen," built 
at the Boston Navy Yard, was launched 
February 20th at 2.30 P. M., under 
the personal charge of Captain J. E. 
Bailey, C. C, U. S. N. 

She was christened by Gwendoleyne 
Leys, daughter of Captain James F. 
Leys, M. C, U. 
S. N., medical 
officer of the 
Boston Navy 
Yard. The spon- 
sor was accom- 
panied to the 
launching stand 
by the Comman- 
dant of the Yard, Captain William 
R. Rush 

Many of the officers and their fam- 
ilies, employees, etc., were assembled. 
The bow of the barge was christened 
with a bottle of ginger ale. 

Miss Leys was presented with a 
handsome silver bangled bracelet by 
Miss {Catherine Rush who was sponsor 
of the L-10. 

Navy Yard Rigger — Supervisor? 

"Good morning, Yentlemen — you too 

" We are the Wiggers " 

After survey of work, Supervisor? finds he 
wants 500-lb chain fall. 

Says. " Yoe, you go get chain falls" 

Yoe returns with pot of red lead. Super- 
visor ? says "Yoe the next time I send a 
J f ( after tools, I go myself. ' ' 







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Russia crumbled away and failed the Allies largely 
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With plentiful reserves and resources virtually 
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where it was needed. 

Animals on the hoof were shipped thousands of 
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March 24, 1919 
Editors of the Salvo :- 

I am very glad indeed to have a copy of the Salvo, and believe that 
the publication of a little magazine like this does much to help the spirit 
and well-being of any organization. If you care to print anything from me in 
the Salvo I shall be glad if you will say something as follows: 

"Ships have always been fcnown as "Happy ships" or * onhappy ships'. 
The same classification applies to Navy Yards, or, indeed, to any largo 
organization where many people are gathered together in the performance of a 
common duty. It is also true that a happy ship or a happy organization is 
usually also an effeotive ship or organization, and the cause of it is in the 
last analysis, the spirit with which eaoh individual goes about not only hie 
or her own task but also the spirit in which the individual meets his fellow 
workers, from the highest to the lowest. 

"This spirit depends not only on good will but on the sense of 
proportion Which eaoh one brings to the task. In an unhappy organization, 
the most trivial annoyanoes are often magnified in such a way that the whole 
membership is finally af footed, and eaoh person Is at outs, not only with 
himself but with everyone olso. 

"It may seem a long distance from any Navy Yard to the Navy Depart- 
ment at Washington, but here in tho Department it is always possible to sense 
in many different ways as to whether a Navy Yard is happy and suooeesful, or 
unhappy and running badly. It is no exaggeration when I say that tho Boston 
Navy Yard under Captain Rush has seemed to us heVe in Washington a happy Yard 
and a successful organization. You have had the right kind of spirit, not 
only in doing service for the United States in time of war but also in your 
relations within the Navy Yard itself." 

Very slnoerely yours. 



Aotlng Seoretary of tho Nary. 








QtJinoy, Mass., March 31, 1919. 

Editors of the Salvo :- 

I would like to express -my opinion through the readers of 
the Salvo as to the cordial oo-operation and the prompt and thorough 
methods generally of the Boston Navy Yard under the command of Capt. 
W.R. Rush have been deeply and peculiarly appreciated. To he speoifio 
in connection with the principal line of duty devolving upon the 
Inspector of Machinery: 

During the war this office thus far has taken part in the 
delivery to the Boston Havy Yard of sixty-one (61) vessels of various 
types. Considering the nervous strain -to which all concerned have been 
subjected during a period of suddenly multiplied duties, this afforded 
a good opportunity for friction over the condition of vessels delivered, 
and particularly over uncompleted machinery items passed along to the 
Yard to handle for reasons which the Inspector of Machinery believed 
sufficient but whioh may have been erroneous. The situation was one 
full of possible differences of opinion and complaint. It is pleasant 
to record that through your generous and reasonable attitude there has 
been no real friotion in such matters and no disturbance of our oordial 
relations, in the slightest degree, by reason of them. 

While I do not presume to comment upon the conduot of the 
Yard in matters not touohing my own duties, I at least may offer my 
hearty congratulations over the reputation the Yard has borne, and for 
the large amount of work accomplished and for the thorough methods and 
high efficiency generally that have been maintained. 

The above very inadequately expresses what my friendly regard 
for the Boston Navy Yard and my admiration for its offioial qualities 
would like to put into words. However much they have failed, good-will 
and sincerity are back of them. 


Sincerely yours. 

Rear Admiral, U.S.N. 
Inspector of Machinery. 



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April 4, 1919. 
Editors of the Sftlrot- 

The Havy Yard and the Sailors' Haven, a club for seamen, 
are close together. As institutions, they have been close together 
in cooperation. Mr. Zing has found in the Commandant, a wise and 
sympathetic friend, who has always been ready to render such servioa 
as a man could render, who is deeply interested in the welfare of 
seamen, and especially bluejackets. 

When we took steps towards the starting of the Naval 
Service Club, we first conferred «?ith the Commandant of the Navy 
Yard. He gave the plan such an enthusiastic word that we moved 
ahead with confidence, later, he gave it Buoh cordial support in 
many ways, that at the start its success was assured. This incident 
was to me a token of the interest Captain Rush has in the men of the 
Havy - an interest more than official - personal and sympalhetio. 

Thus has the Commandant of the Boston Navy Yard demonstrated 
his very practical interest in the welfare of the seamen, and especially 
those institutions that are committed to the furtherance of suob 

Yours very truly. 




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29 March 1919. 


Editors of the Salvo; 

Replying to your inquiry for a few words for your 
Easter edition, I wish you would oonvey the following message 
to the Commandant of the Boston Havy Yard. 

I want at this time to express to you, and through 
you to the Boston Navy Yard, the appreoiation of the Pore River 
Plant, and my own personal thanks for the splendid service which 
the Boston Havy Yard has given this Company during the last two 

Tftere have been a great many times when I know that 
the patience of the Yard must have been sorely tried by the 
many demands for help and assistance which we made upon it. 

There has been always the -utmost courtesy and 
willingness on the part of the Yard and entire force to help 
this Plant out at any time, and I am sure that the splendid 
record made by the Boston Havy Yard under the direction of the 
present Commandant during the war, will always give you a keen 
feeling of satisfaction in having done your work so well. 

With best personal wishes, I am 


Very truly yours. 



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April let, 1919. of the Salvo :- 

It was with great pleasure that I read in the 

newspapers of a few days ago the splendid letter of oom- 

mendation issued by the Navy Department on the work of the 
BOBton Havy Yard during the period of the War. 

The generous manner in which all those oonneoted 
with the Boston Navy Yard responded to the Liberty Loans, 
War Stamp Campaigns, Navy Relief Fund and other oharitahle 
activities was not, it seems, excelled. Well may Bostonians 
be proud of it. 

Boston has never lagged in her duty to Amerioa, 
and the good example of hsr Navy Yard during the trying 
times just passed did its share to arouse in the hearts of 
her oitiiens in oivil life a genuine and inspiring patriotism 
whioh ever has been her boast. 

Those who have labored so faithfully and untiringly 
under the Commandant's wise and effioient direotion have 
contributed another page of glory to the history of Boston; 
and, as one of her appreciative sons, I am happy to take this 
occasion to congratulate Captain Rush, the officers and the 
enlisted men and women of th« Boston Navy Yard on their 


Very sincerely yours, 

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Office of the mayor. 

Editors of the salvo :- 

March 31 , 1919, 

It is a real pleasure to me to "be given this 
opportunity of expressing my opinion of the importance 
of the Boston Navy Yard to our city, hut at the same 
time it is somewhat difficult, for my relations with 
the offioials at the Yard have always "been so cordial, 
their willingness to cooperate with me has always been 
so spontaneous and so sincere, that I am apt to he 
somewhat prejudiced. 

It is axiomatic that the presence of an 
industry in which such high skill is called for, must 
react most beneficially on the industrial community as 
a whole. It is a constant stimulation to ambitions of 
the workers of the community and their employment in 
such an industry provides a training of the greatest 
value. Industrially then the Boston Navy Yard is a most 
important feature in the industrial structure of Boston. 

I am very anxious to see the further develop- 
ment and expansion of the Navy Yard, particularly with 
reference to the drydock where vessels of great size can 
be overhauled. Boston is entitled to such work from the 
Navy Department, for Boston has the first prerequisite, — 
the skilled workers. The present Commandant has done very 
commendable work to bringing the Yard to its present stan- 
dards of efficiency, and I sincerely hope that the good 
work he has started will be continued. 

I have not attempted to say very much of what 
is in my mind, but have simply touched on one or two of 
the essential features of the Navy Yard, but at this time 
I wish to extend to the Commandant of the Yard; to his 
officers and to all of the workers there my most oordial 
good wishes for the continued sucoess which they so well 

Yery truly yours, 

Mayor of Boston 





5 April 1919. 

Editors of the Salvo : 

Though a resident of Boston for a number of years, and 
fully aware of the existence of a great Naval Station in the vioinity 
of my home, it had never occurred to me, in pre-war days, what was the 
full signifioanoe of the maintenance and operation of an institution 
suoh as our Navy Yard at Charlestown. I simply took the Navy Yard 
for granted, like many other of my fellow citizens. Then came the 
war, and with it a renewed and quickened interest in all natters 
pertaining to our country's fighting foroea. 

The remarkable record made by our Navy Yard in rendering 
suoh splendid servioe in numerous ways, makes it an object of pride 
and affection to every loyal Amerioan, and particularly to those of 
this Commonwealth. 

Immediately on entering the precincts or the Yard one feels 
the throb and pulse of mighty energy. There certainly is no lack of 
atmosphere about the place. Wherever you look, and wherever you turn, 
whether in office building; or in foundry; along the berths of ships, 
or down the long, clean, well-kept streets, there is one impression 
borne in upon you,- the impression of tremendous power thoroughly 
disciplined, of vast resources skillfully organized, of human wills 
intelligently controlled; and all this to one end and purpose, - 
that the beneficient rule of American Ideals be made secure and world- 
wide, and that freedom may not perish from the earth. 

Here was efficiency of the highest order, but not of the 
sinister German brand; here was a great concentration of Naval power 
and armament, but without any suggestion of that arrogance and cruelty 
which will forever be associated with the term "Prussianism". This 
great, teeming, busy plaoe, embodied for me the very essence' and 
triumph of Demooraoy, whioh is naught else but strength in the servioe 
of reason and humanitarian prinoiples, and firmness direoted toward 
the ends of Justioe. 

And so it is with pleasure that I present my impressions of 
the Boston Navy Yard - an institution whioh, under its present Comnan- 
dant has been a large factor toward maintaining this high standard of 
naval efficiency. 6 

Very truly yours. 




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J. W. PO\ 


Maroh 31, 1919. 

Editors of the Salvo :- 

It is a pleasure to me to try to express the deep 
appreciation I feel for the splendid way in which the Boston 
Kavy Yard has administered all that part of its work with 
which our shipyards are thrown in contaot. 

In the past twelve months we have delivered forty 
vessels to the Boston Navy Yard, or almost one every week, and 
we thoroughly appreciate the enormous task it has heen to 
organize for and to handle these ships. We have had to oall on 
the Yard in many instanoes where vessels required dry dooking, 
and on a number of other occasions for various assistance, and 
without exoeption have found the Havy Yard on the job. 

My personal relations with the Yard has been a source 
of special pleasure to me, and I want to congratulate Captain 
Bush most heartily on the splendid administration of the Boston 
Navy Yard under his very efficient leadership. 

With best wishes from myself and my Ccmpsny, I am 

Very truly yours, 











31st March, 1919. 

Editors of the Salvo : 

I am very pleased indeed to say a word through you 
to the readers of the Salvo. 

I cannot speak too highly of the ever-ready assistance 
that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has received from the Navy 
Yard during the war. Relations between our State and the Yard 
were at all times most cordial, and nothing but the finest of 
co-operative spirit was ever shown in our dealings. The Havy Yard 
has played no small part in the successful winning of the war. 
The work done under your direction was Just as necessary in its 
way as the work done upon the battle line, because without the 
backing you were able to give them, the forces we sent forward 
to battle would not have lone withstood the terrible onslaughts 
of the enemy. 

While the Yard is under the national government, and 
of course is entitled in its own way to the feeling of pride 
that comes with having done a task well, we of Massachusetts 
share with you the honor you have brought to this state. You 
have had gathered around you some of the finest of our citisenry 
and the best wishes of the Commonwealth go with them wherever 
they may take up their duties of life. 

On behalf of the people of Massachusetts I want to 
express the highest appreciation of the fine spirit of oo-operation 
that has marked the work of the Yard during the period of the war 
and congratulate it on bringing its work to a successful conclusion 

Very truly yours, 

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On the 17th of March at 6 o'clock 
the electricians of Building No. 103 
held a bowling contest at the Adams 
Square Bowling Alleys. Master Elec- 
trician Bourne was referee. The 
first match was between the Quarter- 
men and Leadingmen. Rooters for 
the Quartermen led by Casey, were 
equipped with rattles and bells. Poor 
Gasey and his gang started to hedge 
at the end of the fourth string. The 
way that big ship Barron rolled made 
them sea sick. It was rumored after- 
wards that one of the Quartermen, 
on reaching home, removed his shoes 
so wifie wouldn't be awakened. She 
might ask him how much he won. One 
of the biggest surprises of the evening 
was to see Leadingman Brown at the 
match. I wonder if he got permission. 
Perhaps she waited for him down- 
stairs. The second match was be- 
tween England (Fred England) and 
Ireland (Dan Connolly). Larry Small 
rooted for Ireland and (Tommy) 
Harry Atkins rooted for England. Eng- 
land won but Ireland hopes to w in 
yet. The third match was between 
Leadingman McCarthy and Chief 
Clerk Bennett. McCarthy said that 
the game could not go on unless Ben- 
nett would respect the foul line. Mc- 
Carthy said that Bennett could stand 
on the foul line and have about 15 feet 
advantage. McCarthy won. 

Mr. Bourne, Master Electrician said 
that if the men were as enthusiastic 
about their work and could work as 
good as they could bow 1 they would 
be going some. 

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I wonder where Dots' red headed 
Romeo is with the oil can. 

Grace says that those slips she 
hands the Marine at the gate on her 
way home nights are Commissary 
Store passes — but where are the 

Leadingman Carter and Ago made 
so much that they were seen at the 
Automobile show looking at a Pierce 
Arrow. It is a good job one fellow 
won such a walk to North Wey- 


xAsk Carter what is the outer counter 


Miss Lynch has such good luck 
raising geraniums we heard that she 
is going to start a hot house when she 
is mustered out of the Navy. 


L'ncle Sam has two good fighting 
legs and two good fighting fists. 

One leg is the Army, the other the 

One fist is the Navy, the other the 

A man interested in Uncle Sam does 
all that he caii to encourage, praise and 
uphold both Army and Navy. 

It Mr. Biondi started out to walk 
across the continent, he would not ask 
himself, "Which is my better leg, the 
right or the left ?" He would take good 
care of both legs, knowing that he 
couldn't go far if he lost either. 

So it is with the Army and Navy. 
Without the Navy the Army would be 
useless, for it couldn't get to Europe 
to fight. 

And v\ ithout Army the Navy would 
be useless, for all the courage that the 
seamen show, and all their skill, defying 
mines and submarines, would amount 
to little if we didn't have an army to 
land and march to the battle front. 

The man at sea is in danger all the 
time; the torpedo may hit him at any 

The man in the trenches is in danger 
at any time— dynamite may come down 
from above, or the order to charge with 
his bayonet may be given. 

\\ hen you have two groups of men. 
Naval men and Army men. such as this 
country possesses- it takes all your ener- 
gy to praise them as much as they 
deserve, without asking which is the 
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Where is the Pattern Shop? Build- 
ing 42. 

"Well, I have hunted all over Building 
42 and no sijns of the Pattern Shop can 
I see," said a Yeoman (F) during the 
last war drive campaign. 

She is not to blame, for when the mail 
boy cannot find it I guess something 
must be wrong, but once found always 
known and never forgotten, ask Barney 
Farrell where it is, and he will tell you 
that it is the first place he makes for 
when he hears that a ship must leave 

The Pattern Shop is one of the most 
interesting shops in the yard for a person 
to Visit. In this shop patterns and models 
are made for the engines and fittings 
that are going on the new fuel ship 
U.S.S. Brazos. It has a fine assortment of 
machines for working the stock to make 
the patterns, and in the operating of 
these machines alone the every day 
business man or woman would be much 
interested. Then there are the men that 
work the lumber into patterns, there 
are big men, as big as they make them, 
small men as small as can be, and some 
are married and some single, the latter 
no doubt would be of much interest to 
our yoemen (F's),so get busy ':irls, and 
catch Mr. Bates as he goes through 

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Building 39 and ask him to conduct a 
party of girls through the Pattern Shop. 

I hat was a handsome bunch that 
represented the Pattern Shop at the 
Mutual Aid Ball, with a little lampblack 
over their faces and hands. They would 
make good end men for Jack Stewart's 
minstrel show. Better sign them up, 

"The 26th Division" is certainly up- 
holding the record he made in France, 
cleaning things up in fine style, but he 
made one big mistake when he figured 
he could wash his feet in the goldfish 
bowl without removing his shoes first. 

It's pretty touch to live in a burg 
where you cannot buy a Sunday paper 
and still be within 10 miles of Boston. 
Is that right, Mr. Bates? 

I he "hams "are very popular in the 
office, even if they are so far apart. 
Stone-ham. Ded-ham. 

Bro. Carroll will now sing his popular 
songs, "I wonder who's feeding them 
now." "Don't wash the goldfish while 
the cat is near." 

It must be beautiful to ride in an auto 
through the surrounding country and 
watch the cows. Is that right, Aykroyd? 

It's about time those "would be" 
teachers get busy and put a lesson over, 
or else keep still. After a winter's work 
at the school we should be shown some- 
thing bv the studious crowd. 

How many units in your trade, 
Aykroyd: I'll let you know after I see 
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"I forgot to drop my check, Murph" 
will be a byword when they get the new 
clock working. When? 

The men in the shop will be very much 
surprised to find out that the office force 
contains two basket-ball stars, and be- 
lieve me, they are dyed-in-the-wool fans, 
too. Jim Healey better look into this 
as there is talent there for a good team. 
Charlie Connell is representative of the 
Bunker Hill Boys Club and Miss Edna 
Oliver is our stand-by on the Navy Yard 
Yeomen (F) team. Some news, Jim. 

I know a girl, a very pretty girl, 

She has a pretty little curl on her 
\\ hen she is good she is very, very good, 
\\ hen she is bad she is horrid. 
Moral: Cut the curl, Edna. 

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Twenty-six tons of insurance records 
from the American Expeditionary 
Forces were received in Washington 
recently by the Bureau of War Risk 
Insurance of the Treasury Department. 

They represent #1,600,000,000 of 
Government Insurance written on Amer- 
ican soldiers overseas. 

The records will be merged with the 
other records on file, representing a grand 
total of more than thirty-eight billion 
dollars of insurance and more than 
4,000,000 allotment and allowance appli- 

Almost 40,000,000 separate card 
records are kept on file and under statis- 
tical control by the Bureau of War 
Risk Insurance. 

The records from overseas left Tours 
on December 22nd, in charge of five 
officers and twenty-four enlisted men, 
and were shipped on the Mauretania, 
guarded by a detachment of United 
States Marines. 

The insurance and allotment work 
overseas was handled by the War Risk 
Section of the Service of Supplies of the 
American Expeditionary Forces, under 
the supervision of Colonel Henry D. 
Lindsley who has just been appointed 
by the Secretary of the Treasury as 
Director of the Bureau of War Risk 

On March 19th Secretary Glass ap- 
proved the regulations governing the 
conversion to standard forms of life 
insurance policies of all war time term 
insurance taken out by soldiers and 
sailors since the entrance of the United 
States into the War. After conversion 
this insurance will be known as Govern- 
ment Life Insurance. 

The form of policies which may be 
Had in exchange for the war time term 
insurance are: ordinary life, 20 payment 
life, 30 payment life, 20 year endow- 
ment, 30 year endowment, and endow- 
ment payable at age 62. The premium 
rates for these converted policies are 
lower than those charged by private 
insurance companies. The policies con- 
tain exceedingly liberal privileges, pro- 
viding for cash and loan values, paid up 
and extended insurance, and further 
providing that the insured will be paid 
for life a monthly income in the event 


that he becomes totally and perman- 
ently disabled. All of these policies are 
incontestable from date of issue and are 
free from restrictions as to residence, 
travel or occupation. The holders of 
the policies will be eligible to share in 
and receive dividends from gains and 
savings, and the proceeds of the policies 
are exempt from all taxation. 

Premiums on the new forms of Gov- 
ernment Life Insurance are payable, 
monthly, but may be paid annually, 
semi-annually or quarterly. The 
monthly premiums, due the first of each 
month, may be paid at any time during 
the month. 

Secretary Glass expressed the opinion 
that the unusual values and liberal pro- 
visions of the new forms of Government 
Life Insurance policies should encourage 
all holders of war time term insurance 
to convert as rapidly as their financial 
circumstances will permit, and in any 
event to continue without fail the largest 
possible proportion of their present 


This department has just finished up 
a job that necessitated having gangs 
of men along the coast, from North 
Truro clear up to Bar Harbor, Maine. 

To accomplish work at those stations 
was no picnic. At some of them the 
lumber and other material had to be 
rafted over a mile, in order to make a 
landing and then man-handled another 
half mile, over rocks and through woods 
where the only road was a sheep path. 
However, in spite of all difficulties, the 
carpenters and sailors got the material 
to where it was wanted. 

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The Coast Guardsmen, at the differ- 
ent stations rendered valuable assist- 
ance. If you want to meet a bunch of 
jolly good fellows, visit any of the 
coast guard stations along our bleak 
New England coast. 

We have several men in the depart- 
ment who have seen service in the 
"late unpleasantness" with Germany. 
Some of them got across to the other 
side, others put in their term of service 
in the States. 

Among those who saw foreign service 
is Chief Carpenter's Mate Jimmie 
Murphy, who put in a year, on one 
of our destroyers, making life miser- 
able for the German subs. 

Jim says if it were not for a certain 
interesting ceremony in which he is to 
take an important part, in the near 
future, he would have stayed in the 

"Tom" Sawyer is trying hard to 
have a rest room fitted up for the 
telephone operators. 

Tom has a good band of assistants 
and he wants them to have all that 
belongs to them. 

Query: Why does Wren, our roofer, 
like to see it rain ? 

If you want material in a hurry, see 

Conley — 
If you want a tel. number, ask Lucy — 
If you want to be sure about a J. I I . 

corner Murray — 
But if you want to talk about base-ball, 

button-hole O'Connor. 

W I10 said Mohneaux was trainin; 
for the Marathon: 

Ned Halley has just got back from 
Deer Island. Oh, no; nothing like 
that. He was down there nn .1 ioh. 

Some cf our fellows are comma back 
in the 26th Division. 

"Jakie" Solheim : "Let me see your 

Mr. M alone: "I haven't any • Mi 

head is my notebook." 

"Jakie": 'No, that is a blank bo 

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Sir — Please settle an argument as to 
whether the late Czar of Russia was 
of German blood or not? 

An authority declares the Czar's de- 
scent was 63 part German to only one 
part Russian. The explanation being 
that for 200 years every Czar of Rus- 
sia, without a single exception, had 
married German princesses. 

Sir — Was King George of England 
wounded or injured in service during 
the World War? 

He was quite seriously injured while 
reviewing troops on the western front 
in 1915. His horse was startled, reared 
up, fell and partly rolled on the King. 
He was confined to his bed for some 

Sir — Is Finland a free and inde- 
pendent country, or a subordinate part 
of some other country? If so, what 

Finland is now a free and independ- 
ent state; r cognized as such since Jan. 
9, 1918, be the Russian government, 
which prevyously had claimed certain 
authority thiere. 

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Sir — Where was the armistice signed 
between General Foch and the German 

On a railroad train in the Forest of 
Compiegne, on the Northern railway 
between Paris and St. Quentin. 

Sir — Is it true that Stanford White 
(who was killed by Harry Thaw) de- 
signed part of the statue of Phillips 
Brooks that stands nearTrinity Church? 

No. The canopy was designed by 
Charles F. McKim of the firm of Mc- 
Kim, Mead & White, the same firm 
that designed the Boston Public Lib- 

Sir — Please settle an argument as to 
whether the British government ever 
has publicly acknowledged that the 
United States played a leading part in 
ending the war. 

For one instance: King George sent 
a message to President Wilson, thank- 
ing the United States in behalf of the 
people of the British Empire for "the 
high and noble part" played by Presi- 
dent Wilson and the people of the 
United States. 

Sir — Are there accommodations at the 
Boston Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation for men to lodge and board, the 
same as at a hotel? 

There are accommodations for 267 
roomers, young men of 18 to 35 years 
as a rule. There is no definite restric- 
tion as to length of stay there. 

Sir — How is Ireland technically de- 
scribed as a political division? Is it a 
dominion, a State, or what? 

Whitaker's Almanac (an English au- 
thority) describes it as "the kingdom 
of Ireland.'' (Similarly, it refers to "the 
kingdom of Scotland" and the princi- 
pality of Wales.) 



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The Clothing and Small Stores are 
doing quite a business lately selling 
rating badges. Congratulations Al 
Neddy. Allen Cochrane, and George 

I wonder what a certain Chief Yeo- 
man will do when L-l is released? 

It was a sad day when the Dela- 
ware left the Yard. What do you say 

M— ? 

Some day Chief Yeoman Barrett's 
tongue will get twisted while he is 
talking on the phone and he will never 
be the same again. 

Married life has its difficulties, n'est 
ce pas Elsie? 

It surely is hard on certain people 
when they love "big eats." and yet are 
trying to get thin. 

New Haven, Conn. 

A pal and myself on furlough in New York 
did not notice that the clerk at our hotel put 
an "A" after our names on the register, de- 
noting "Army." After sitting around our 
room a while my pal says, "Suppose we try 
to get some beer," and he telephoned down- 
stairs for two bottles. 

In a moment the man at the desk answered: 
"I'm sorry, but all supplies must be issued 
by the Quartermaster." 

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The Salvo editors extend Easter greetings 
to their former artist, Leslie J. Stout, who 
was on duty here at the Boston Navy Yard. 
Mr. Stout was winner of the Prize Contest 
for the cover design of the March issue of the 

A surprise party was tendered to 
Yeoman, third class, Mary Hogan at 
her home, 6l West Brookline Street, on 
March 19th, by thirty of her friends. 
The table decorations were of lilies and 
jonquils. Solos were rendered by Yeo- 
man, second class, Josephine Elbery, 
accompanied by Chief Yeoman Eliza- 
beth Horgan and Yeoman, first class, 
Alice Welch. Yeoman, first class, 
Margaret Murphy, recited several 

Wonder where Building No. 114 is: 
Ask Chief O'Connell. He knows. 

If the sale of the Salvo keeps up we 
will need more assistance. You're 
doing wonderful work, Joan, old girl. 

Yeoman, second class, Josephine 
Elbery, our operatic star, is leading lady 
in our Yard show — "The Thorough- 
bred." Talent we have in this office. 

When Chaplain MacNair and Chief 
O'Connell get their cars, the Yeoman 
(F's) attached to the office will save 
quite a little carfare. 


Chief Yeoman Elizabeth Horgan 
intends buying a "Hup" with the #70.00 
she saved — be careful of telegraph 
poles Elizabeth. 

Yeoman, first class, Adelaide Bres- 
nahan has been transferred to the Detail 
Office and Yeoman, first class, Man 
Kelly has gone to Palm Beach. 


\\ hy not buy an aeroplane Chaplain 
Burns instead of a car? Two new 
machines are sufficient. 

Now that spring is here our Salvo 
Editor — Chief Yeoman Annabella 
Jonas will travel some in her new car 
between here and Long Island. Eddie 
always did like titian blondes. 

Ask the Red Cross man why he wears 
such a broad smile. How much does 
the baby weigh ? 

Ask Chief Phil McKeagh if the titian 
blondes come from Springfield. 

Yeoman, second class, Ruth Ahern, 
our new librarian, is convalescing from 
a wart on her cheek; hope he hits the 
right place the next time. 

A choir composed of Yeomen (F) 
and Civilian Yard Employees, directed 
by Miss Irene C. Thompson, Ma- 
chinery Division, former organist of St. 
Clement's Church, Somerville, assist 
at the religious services held every Fri- 
day at 12.15 at the Yard Chapel. 



W e hail with joy the announcement of 
the Mutual Aid Association that it is 
about to organize and put into the field 
a winning baseball team — and they 
don't care who knows it! They are 
doing this to show their support and 
interest in the athletic spirit of the 
Boston Navy Yard. They have the 
talent and the time and the money, and 
they are now completing their plans for 
raising the necessary funds to start up 
and to arouse among the N.ivv Yard 
employees interest in this great national 

Besides boosting baseball, the spirit 
shown by the Mutual Aid Association 
of the Boston Navy Yard is patriotic 
and distinctly in support of the interest 
of the Navy Yard, and the spirit of true 
co-operation, which is sure to make 

Don't forget Service May Party at 
Strand Hall, Huntington aw, May 1. 



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Torville Rasmussen is band-master 

of the Boston Navy Yard. He is the 
man who put the lead in leader, and 
pep into this band, so it is now one of 
the best in the Naval Service, and 1 
with the Yard — one hundred per cent! 

Torville Rasmussen has been 13 

years in the Naval Service as a musician. 
He enlisted in 1906. was appointed 
band-master on the l. S. S. Rhode 
Island in 1910. and was afterwards 
stationed at the Naval Base .it Brt<r. 
France. In 1914 he was band-m 
on the I . S. S. New Jersey, and served 
with the Expeditionary Force at the 
seizure of Vera Cruz; at that time he 
was band-master of the Third Dh 
North Atlantic Fleet. 

Rasmussen's Band has been pn 
at morning colors in the Navy ^ ard 
in a since the War. and 

has played day and night at call - 
not constantly, but regularly for all 
kinds of patriotic and Auxiliary 
activities in Boston and the country 

The Boston Navy Yard Band undei 
his leadership, has rendered e\ 
tionallv meritorious ser\ice in the war. 



Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's" 

Vol. 2, No. 9. 

april, 1919 THE SALVO 


Local Editor Managing Editor and Treasurer 

Advertising Manager 

Artistic Manager 


Circulation Manager 

The Salvo is issued at the Boston Navy Yard on the fifteenth of every month, and^is sold within 
the limits of the Yard lor five cents a copy. Neither self-exploitation or commercialism enters into 
the make-up of this paper. 

The Salvo Office is on the second floor of Building 5, Main Entrance to the Navy Yard. Address 
all communications to the editors of the Salvo, Boston Navy Yard. 

The World is full of plans for re- 
construction. In Europe, the internal 
affairs of the various nations that were 
engaged in the war — both foe and al- 
lies — are for the moment suspended 
by reason of the much more pressing 
necessity to formulate the terms upon 
which Peace may become an estab- 
lished fact. New nations of oppres- 
sed people are breaking out almost 
daily like an epidemic of measles, de- 
manding independence and internation- 
al recognition as independent states. 
The whole of Europe is blindly, mad- 
ly drunk through imbibing from a 
bottle label "Self-determination of 

In view of the general ignorance of 
even our mostly scholarly students of 
the Ethnography of the European races, 
it would seem that the solution of many 
of the difficulties rising out of this sit- 
uation could be left most profitably to 
the statesmen of Europe, with the 
confident assurance that they still 
will be struggling with the situation 
when our grandchildren become grand- 

Here at home, however, we have 
problems of reconstruction which are 
more vital to us than the location of 
the boundary between Finland and 
Lithuania, problems which are more 
or less acute because they happen to 
be national rather than international. 
We have been struggling with racial 
problems from the incipiency of our 
government. We know that we can- 
not divide the United States into geo- 
graphical units, corresponding to the 
races represented in our population, so 
that the doctrine of the self-determin- 
ation of peoples is causing us neither 
inconvenience nor waste motion. 

Not the least important of the Amer- 
can problems is the reconstruction, but 
the restoration of our government. 

From the cradle of Pacifism in which 
we had been lulled to sleep by the 
song of the propagandist, we were sud- 
denly called to war, a war of the 
world. War is a terrible taskmaster. 
It demands the concentration of re- 
sources of the nation and the central- 

ization of the power of the nation to 
direct that concentration effectively. 
Americanism does not lend itself to 
such concerted national effort. It can- 
not wage war effectively. Its powers 
are too decentralized, too widely dis- 
tributed. The winning of the war 
was the only way to guard the 
present and future life of the nation. 
But, the war is now over, our enemy 
is powerless to renew hostilities, even 
though the actual treaty of Peace has 
not been signed, and we must now 
look to the processes of Peace and the 
beginning of the Peace era. 

Today, there is a striking similarity 
between our own government and that 
which we have just destroyed — the 
government of Germany. The Ger- 
man Reichstag was an elective body, 
elected by popular vote just as is our 
House of Representatives. The 
Reichstag, however, was never any- 
thing more than a debating society, 
with the privilege of going through 
the formality of devising a comprehen- 
sive scheme of taxation and voting the 
necessary credits for the various gov- 
ernment departments. 

Power and ambition are consuming 
things. No man has been given great 
power who did not wish to retain it. 
Ambition has caused the downfall of 
the greatest characters of history. 
Neither desire for power nor the dic- 
tates of ambition must be permitted to 
stand in the way of the smashing up 
of the American autocracy. This is 
the most important work of restoration 
in the world, today; important, not to 
us alone, but to the world. We were 
a government of laws before the war, 
and to a government of law we must 
return. We must not permit ourselves 
to become a government of men. 

Changes, of course, must take place 
in order that the advance towards the 
brotherhood of man may not be re- 
tarded. But the principles of this 
government must not be distorted and 
twisted in order to satisfy a craving of 
the few for sociological experiments. 

Many of the changes which are now 
being advocated by speakers with all 
the impassioned eloquence of fanatics, 
may be proper and wise. But we are 
too close to the tremendous physical 
and emotional upheaval of the great 
war to judge. The world is in too 
chaotic a state, public thought is too 
unsettled, public opinion is too liquid 
to permit us to hazard the experiment 
of a new social order, of a new relation 
of man to man. Let us first return to 
the paths of Peace; let us get our 
balance, recover our poise. And then, 
in the calm which Peace brings, let us 
work out our salvation. 


Easter is a day of universal rejoic- 
ing throughout the Christian world. 
For on this day we commemorate the 
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the 
dead. Born as He was of a humble 
peasant mother in a cave on the hill- 
side of Galilee, reared as He was as a 
carpenter's apprentice in the shop of 
His foster father Joseph, suffering as 
He did at the hands of Pontius Pilate, 
and the cruel Roman soldiers, betrayed 
as He was by His friends on earth 
and finally crucified as He was Jfpr 
the very men for Whom He gave 
His life, is it not fitting and just 
and salutory at this blessed Easter 
time that we sing our Alleluas and 
hymns of praise in honor of His resur- 
rection from the dead. Let us rejoice 
then with exceedingly great joy for 
"He is not here, He is risen." 

And while we are filled with joy 
and jubilation at His resurrection, may 
we not learn a lesson? For Christ came 
on earth for a certain definite purpose 
namely: to teach men by word and by 
example. And the lesson of His resur- 
rection is a simple and appropriate one 
to us laboring among the trials and 
vicissitude of life; it is the lesson that 
the path of suffering is the road to 
glory. And how completely is that 
saying worked out in the life of our 
Lord who after enduring unbelievable 
suffering and trials finally entered into 
the eternal bless of heavenly happiness. 


If we rejoice in the name of Chris- 
tians, which means a follower of Christ, 
should not we first surfer sorrow and 
trial and tribulation, then enter into 
that happiness as did He. Life on 
earth is not a state of bliss. It can 
never be the Socialistic soap box 
orator's of Utopia. Paradise was ban- 
ished the day that Adam and Eve ate 
the forbidden fruit and succumbed to 
the temptation. But our life here is 
one endless chain of sorrows and dis- 
appointments and trials and sufferings. 
It is an examination room and if we 
are successful which we will be if we 
imitate our Commander-in-chief, Jesus 
Christ, like Him we will one day enter 
that home of eternal bliss and happi- 
ness that knows no suffering, no sor- 
row, no disappointment, no death. 


The return of the first contingent 
has tremendous meaning to New 
England, as well as to the returned 
heroes themselves. It means that 
many of our own soldiers, husbands, 
sons, brothers and sweethearts of our 
New England women and girls are 
actually back from the World War 
and its inferno of death and injur] . 

Units from other parts of the 
country have arrived and debarked at 
this port and have been warmly re- 
ceived with cheers and greetings by 
official committees with the ever- 
welcome refreshments supplied by 
war relief organizations and with per- 
sonal greetings for the occasional local 
men scattered through these units. 

But this is the first arrival of essen- 
tially home troops, men of the Yankee 
Division. heroes of the gallant 
Twenty-Sixth which gained more 
decorations than any other National 
Guard Division in the entire American 
Expeditionary Force. 


Owing to extra duties in connection 
with the Massachusetts Auxiliary. 
Navy Relief Society and other activi- 


ties o'f that nature, in addition to her 
regular service office work. Chief Yeo- 
man Mary D. McLean has tendered 
her resignation from the staff of the 

This resignation is accepted with 
regret, and the Salvo takes this occasion 
to compliment her and to thank her 
for her attention to duty, and for the 
large contribution she has made as 
circulation manager, towards the suc- 
cess of that paper. 


The March edition of the Salvo 
proved to be a success, and we wish 
to extend our heartiest thanks to our 
contributors. Contributions such as 
short stories, department gossip, photo- 
graphs, jokes and topics on current 
events are thankfully received. These 
must be in our hands by the twentieth 
of each month in order to give our 
printers ample time in compiling the 

We must have the co-operation of 
every one in the Boston Navy ""l ard to 
voluntarily render their services in con- 
tributing up-to-date news which will 
be of great interest to our readers. 




The Salvo bows to the National 
Magazine, and the Editor fires a Nation- 
,il salute of twenty-one salvos in it- 
honor. The reason for this zeal and 
joy is the happy feelinc that the 
Salvo has in its Easter issue cover 
design a picture which is a work and 
in sentiment is full of life and pro 
and one worthy of itself and of its Inch 

When the Editor of the Salvo un- 
masked Ins poverty to Mr. Joe Mitchell 
Chappie, Editor of the National 
Magazine, this his reply: "I am 
pleased to do anything I can to help 
out with this great work, and to be 
identified with the wonderful adminis- 
tration of the Boston Navj Yard," 
and forthwith handed over the keys 
to his plateroom. 




Left to Right— Chief Yeoman FLORENCE C. GILGAN, Chief Yeoman PHYLLIS P. KELLEY 

After a prolonged contest for correct- 
ness of uniform and neatness in dress, 
and after some difficulty in determin- 
ing the winners, the Board of Award 
recommended that the prizes be placed 
as follows: 

Chief Yeoman Phyllis P. Kelley 
Chief Yeoman Florence C. Gilgan 
Chief Yeoman Gertrude Allen 
Yeoman Modjeska Kinghorn 
Fifty other leading contestants were 
given a Letter of Merit for the fine 
example they had set in this matter of 
discipline, and their names were placed 
on the Distinguished List, Boston Navy 

The winners and other members of 
the Distinguished List as well, are de- 

serving of our warmest congratulations 
and highest praise, for they surely do 
credit to the uniform. The uniform 
is the snappiest, neatest and classiest 
that the war has produced, and to see 
it worn with such pride, warms the 
heart of all those connected with the 
Navy, in which service, neatness and 
correctness of person and dress plays 
no small part. 

The women of the Boston Navy 
Yard comply strictly with regulations 
regarding the wearing of the uniform, 
and deserve great credit for this mili- 
tary observance. In this respect they 
are exemplars to enlisted women any- 
where and in neatness in person and 
dress, to women of every class in life. 

Heard in the Shop 

Yeoman (F) - "Mr. Sullivan, what is a 
sea stool?" 

Lt. Sullivan: "Why a sea stool is a stool 
fastened to the bottom of a ship and when the 
ship is anchored out at sea it rests on the 

Yeoman (F): "Oh, I ses." 

The Left-Behind 

When I get back home I am going to 
spend the rest of my life trying to find the guy 
who wrote "Somewhere in France There's a 

"Say, Ma, can't yer speak to these bees? 
I'll be covered with hives unless they quit?" 


Jerry Linnehan issues a challenge 
to anyone in the United States or Som- 
erville to a walk from Montello to 
Randolph, walk to be made about two 
o'clock any wet morning. Ask Jerry 
about the night he missed the last car 
to Randolph after bidding his Sweetie, 
pajama — pajama. 

Eddie "Lightning" Kelly says he is 
going to discontinue his weekly Turk- 
ish bath. Eddie claims he can attend 
the Monday night dancing parties and 
get the same result, besides saving 
money so necessary for the purchase 
of liquid refreshments, to be partaken 
of after July First. A man that can 
figure economy like that has a right to 
contemplate marriage. Is Miss True- 
sell present? 

Speaking of Monday night dancing 
parties "Bud" Fisher says he is going 
to "lay off" them until he gets his boy 
scout uniform out of "hock." He claims 
that last Monday night the only two 
civilians there were the office boy and 
himself, and the office boy could dance 
the "shimmy." 

The husband of "Joe" Washburn 
will probably make his appearance at 
the next meet. Sure she is married. 
What is your name now, "Joe?" 

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"Bob" Murray, our Dorchester 
"Beau Brummel' ', is back with us again 
in charge of the blueprint room, after 
having been discharged from the Navy. 
Now we will be well advised as to 
which is the best show in Boston. Bob 
is some first-nighter. 

We notice that one in our midst be- 
lieves in patronizing home talent. She 
must live quite near him, therefore he 
doesn't have to walk very far. How 
about it, Tom? Ask at Central Files. 

Have you noticed that ' Louis" 
Dodge, our Assistant Chief Draftsman 
has doffed the black skull cap? His new 
acquisition makes him look at least 10 
years younger, and he doesn't mind now 
when they open the window near his 

Now that the roads are in good con- 
dition and vacation time is near, we 
take this opportunity to warn our Chief 
Draftsman to blow his horn at inter- 
secting streets. 

It is rumored that the matter of 
Graffam's increase will be taken up at 
the Peace Conference. 

We wonder if Henry Reuther takes 
along a phonograph when he goes call- 
ing on "the only one". 

"You can't have the key to my 
cellar" is the latest song being sung by 
the trio Messrs. Bicknell. Carroll and 
Ericson. Safety First. 

Ask Mr. Blunt about the fishing trip 
he recently took to Maine. Wonder if 
he took his bait with him. 


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beacon Hill 

and Tobacco 

Who is the best checker player in Bldg. 
39? Ask "Joe" McCarthy he knows, 
as he has attained quite a high average. 

We suggest that our Chief Yeoman 
(F) be confirmed in her rating on ac- 
count of her sea experience between 
Boston and Nantasket. 

Miss Irene C. Thompson, Machin- 
ery Division and Miss Marion E. 
Kerrigan, N.O.T.S. had a very pleasant 
week-end visit to New York. Ask the 
girls why they are so interested in the 
U.S.S. Philip. 

"Charlie" Parsons is looking for- 
ward with great interest to the time 
when "Cap" Jr. will be eighteen years 
old because Charlie, as he says himself, 
will then be in the prime of life, and 
they will be pals. What do you call 
the prime of life, Charlie? 

Wanted : A good young man to 
keep Miss Helen company after work- 
ing hours. No. 4.32 men need^not 

Miss Friend was once a school 
teacher who read the Bible to her pupils 
every morning before class had started. 
She is trying to do the same here in 
this office. 

Miss McCarthy likes anybody who 
will give her something good to eat. 

A Voice From the Drawing Room 

I wonder who that tall blonde is who 
visits the finished machinery plan file 
so often lately? There must be some 
attraction besides the plans up there 
because of late that part of the build- 
ing has been like a magnet for young 

Credit must be given Yeoman (F) J. 
Louise O'Brien for the splendid work 
she has always done in the Machinery 
Division drafting. 

At Last! 

By Earl J. Hall, U. S. N. 

During the flu epidemic in San Francisco, 
when all public meeting places were closed, 
and the entire population was compelled to 
wear masks to prevent the spread of the dis- 
ease, a drunken man was overheard mutter- 

"Well, I am an old man but I have lived 
my time and am ready to quit. I have lived 
to see four great things come to pass---the 
end of the war, the churches closed, saloons 
left open and the women muzzled." 

The trouble with the peace table is that the 
Allies want it a la carte, and Wilson wants 
it American plan— -table d'hote. 



Its a grand and glorious feeling all 
over our Union, now that our boys 
have at last agreed to call it a war. and 
come back from France. Life is a much 
brighter affair than it was a while a<:o. 
when all the boys were away shooting 
hundreds of boches a week in Europe. 

Things are so much more exciting 
since we have an assortment of heroes 
right in our very midst. 

We are proud of our soldiers for they 
surely are a manly lot. They upheld 
the dignity of our flag, they knew what 
it meant to live in, and enjoy the bene- 
fits of ' The land of the Free", and at 
the call of duty they responded freely 
to the call to make this world safe for 

"We never knew that any love 
could be. 
So silent and so full of wistfulness. 
As that we feel today." 


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' . ■ " "■ ' : " ■ " 

A confusing change of names in a 
prominent military family was that of 
a father and son — the former General 
Samuel W. Westmore of the Army, 
and the latter Samuel P. Moore, Sur- 
geon General of the Confederate Navy. 
General Westmore was born in South 
Carolina and named Stephen West 
Moore, but after graduating from West 
Point in 1827, he changed his name 
to Samuel W. West Moore. Later he 
concluded that this was not euphon- 
ious and changed his name to "West- 
more". After his death the son changed 
his name to that of his grandfather 
and became "Samuel P. Moore". 

General P. G. T. Beauregard, a 
famous officer of the Confederate Ar- 
my in the Civil War, was born in New 
Orleans, his father being James Tour- 
ant, who was born in Beauregard, 
France. The son was originally named 
Pierre Gustave Tourant, but when ap- 
pointed a cadet at West Point, he was 
registered on the rolls under the name 
of Beauregard, and thus he was known 
until his death. 

Compliments of 

City Square 
Bo wling A /leys 

17 Chelsea St., Charlestown 

Operators of the typewriter should 
be interested to learn that Colonel Ben- 
ton Halstead, said to be the inventor 
of the first working typewriter, died 
only last week. 

He was born near Cincinnati 84 
years ago and was a member of Gen- 
eral Sherman's staff during the "march 
to the sea." 

Do you know that officer from P. 
W. O.? He with the cheery smile and 
big voice? He is going one of these 
days. Poor Phyllis! How she will miss 
that cozy little Jacques runabout! 
Dame Rumor says that there will be 
much mail directed to P. O. Box 75, 
Woodbury, New Jersey, by a win- 
some lass from the Commandant's of- 

Civil Engineer Ulysses S. Grant 
White, of the Navy, who died at his 
home in Georgetown, Ohio, last year 
a descendant of ex- President Grant, 
was appointed to West Point in 1870 
as Ulysses Grant White, but when he 
was transferred to the Navy seven 
years later his commission was made 
out in the name of Ulysses Simpson 
Grant White, by which he was after- 
wards known. General Grant was ori- 
ginally named Hiram Ulysses, but 
when he received his appointment to 
West Point in 1839, his name was en- 
tered as Ulysses Simpson Grant, and 
by this name he was afterward known. 
In this connection may be mentioned 
the fact that it was by circumstance 
that General Grant entered the Army. 
He and the late Admiral Daniel Am- 
men were school boys in Ohio, and 
there was a vacancy in the Army and 
the Navy at the same time to fill from 
the Congressional District which in- 
cluded Georgetown, Ohio, where the 
parents of the two lads lived. The 
Congressman tendered the Army va- 
cancy to Ammen and the Navy vacan- 
cy to Grant. Phis was just the oppo- 
site of what each desired, therefore 
their fathers arranged with the Con- 
gressman that the propositions be 
reversed, which was done. They 
often met during the Civil War as 
friends. After General Grant's elec- 
tion in 1868, he suggested to his 
friend Ammen (who was then Fleet 
Captain of the Asiatic Station) that he 
take the Navy portfolio in his cabinet. 
Ammen demurred against resigning 
from the Navy, but did accept Chief 

of Bureau of Navigation, arriving in 
Washington the middle of April, 1869. 
Ammen was the inventor of the vessel 
known as the "Ammen Ram." 

During the War over 250,000 sailor 
hammocks were manufactured in the 

The royal chapel of the Kaiser's 
Palace at Colbenz, where Protestant 
church services for Americans are held 
every Sunday morning, has had an in- 
teresting history. The chapel dates 
back to before 1813, but it first sprang 
into prominence in that year, when 
Napoleon's soldiers used it as a stable. 
The former German emperor, who 
used to visit Colbenz frequently, in 
1914-15, used to worship here. 

Catholic services are held every Sun- 
day in the Carmelite church. 

Twenty years ago, George Dewey 
was made Admiral of the United 
States Navy, the third man ever to hold 
that distinction. 

I wonder if, when the honors are 
passed around, the world war will have 
produced a fourth? 

He Settled It 

"I'll say this for the great war." 

"It didn't last long after my boy got into 
it." — Detroit Free Press. 





12-13 City Square, Boston 



Local Branch No. 3 of the A. S. M. D. 
held their annual banquet at the Hotel 
Brewster on Wednesday evening, March 
19th. The following officers were in- 
stalled: L. L. Dodge, President; A. 
Swenson, Vice-President; J. P. Hen- 
nessy, Secretary; R. C. Low, Treasurer. 

The Convention of the Society will 
be held in Boston the latter part of 
June (well-timed, we say). 

Messrs. Carroll and Erickson were 
there as usual and full of animation, 
adding much "pep" to the meeting. 

A well attended bowling match was 
held Tuesday night, March 18th, to 
get a line on promising material for a 
team to represent the Drafting Room 
and the' following qualified: Toseph F. 
McCarthy, C. W. Eaton, W." B. Bick- 
nell, H. A. Gustafson and J. F. Malone. 
Notice, all selected from the Machinery 

Members of the Drafting Room would 
listen with interest to a few remarks 
from Mr. Hennessy on "The Freedom 
of Ireland", Mr. Laycock on "My Trip 
Abroad", Mr. Blunt on the "League of 
Nations" and Mr. Russell on "Prohi- 
bition", "No beer, no work." All home 
talent,' too. 

Something is in the wind. Machinery 
Division sounds like an apiary. Have 
you heard the Bz-z-z-ing!? 

We hope Capt. (xxxxx) did not find 
our young civil engineers, Erlandson 
and Malone, very uncivil. 1 hey were 
up before sunrise that morn and it being 
quite dark possibly got out of bed on 
the wrong side. 

It is rumored that the afore-mentioned 
couple are going to hang out a shingle 
as civil engineers. Anybody got a back 
yard or a garden plot they want sur- 

Overheard at the banquet. 

(Frank): "Shay, Bill, every gathering 
must have a d-n fool included in it." 

(Bill): "Thash right, Frank. You 

Have you noticed the results Mr. 
Holmes has been attaining in bowling: 
(Keep it up Holmes, you grow no better 


He (Mach'y Div.): I see you have a 
new pair of glasses. 

She (Hull Div.): Why, no! I've had 
these all winter but I only wear them 
when I work. 

He (Mach. Div.): Oh, yes! That's 
the reason I never saw them before. 


We all like dogs, Miss T., but most 
of us like them hot. and with plenty of 

Apropos of the foregoing: — 
(Gus): "Now they've got to stop 
kicking my dog around." 

Say, Mac, who is taking your place 
in Bob's car since fares have been 
increased to eight cents: 

From the words of a poet: "In the 
Spring a young man's fancy lightly 
turns to thoughts of love." — Some of 
our young swains are away ahead of 
said poet in that they not only fancy* 
but they really are head over heels in 
it. (How about it, Carl:) 

The Machinery Division has just 
recovered from a shortage of (Cole.) 

Week-enders, get ready! Chief Yeo. 
(F) J. L. O'Brien announces that the 
family will soon take up their summer 
headquarters at Nantasket. It is said 
that two of the civilian force went down 
last year (dress suit cases and every- 
thing). After dragging themselves up 
to the front steps a sign suddenly 
appeared on the door "To Let." 

"Well! William Jones! Is this the wav 
you spend Sunday?" 

The Victor: Spend Sunday! It didn't 
take me more'n four minutes! 

I Wonder 

If Joe likes Mae. 

If Leonard kept the date. 

If Dell got over it. 

If Peter could come back. 


Mat Green, one of our popular leading 
men, is contemplating the purchase of a 
new car. We all ride. Matty, go to it. 

An apprentice sailmaker called at the 
window of the tool room the other dav 
looking for a swiveleved needle. 

Fred Stinson, our inventor, has ap- 
plied for a patent on an automobile 
splash preventor. 

John Gaffney, so they say. is soon to 
join the army of married men. We all 
wish you luck, John. 

Bill Raymond, our champion fisher- 
man, expects to go for a record catch 
next month. Put in your order now. 

Since Jimmie went to the Auto Show 
ail you hear about is the good points on 
Buicks, Fords, etc. We wouldn't be 
surprised to see him blow in some morn- 
ing with one. 


"\ ou, Mr. Foremen, are the first 
persons to see any of your men perform 
an unsafe act, and you should be the 
first to correct it. Your work is truly 
a work of leadership and guidance. You 
are like the shepherd of old. whose 
duty it was to lead his Hock not onlv 
to pastures green, but also to pastures 
safe. ^ our responsibility is great. 
On account of your knowledge and 
experience your men look up to you, 
and they will imitate you. If you are 
a safe man they will be safe men; 
if you are reckless and take chances. 
they will; if you don't believe in 
'Safety First' they will nor." 

"Steel corporations have figured that 
it costs them from .<6o to ,<ioo to hire 
or fire a laborer; from 51;cx> to <;oo to 
hire or fire a skilled man. When a man 
is hurt and loses time, it has the same 
effect as that of a man being tired. 
Youi company will lose In- 
even if only temporarily." 

"You are leaders of men; you were 
put in your positions because you were 
expected to know more than the other 
fellows. The question is are you 
going to be a small foreman or a 
big foreman, a losing investment to 

your company or a paying investment, 
a liabilitv or an asst | 



On March seventeenth Lieut. A. A. 
Gathemann's resignation from the 
Naval service was accepted for the 
convenience of the government so that 
he could accept the position as Super- 
vising Engineer of the Sea Service 
Bureau, United States Shipping Board. 

Mr. Gathemann has had many years 
experience in the navy as engineer 
officer and has held an unlimited en- 
gineer's license for many years. He 
enlisted the day war was declared with 
Spain and served as machinist on board 
the U. S. S. New York during the battle 
of Santiago. 

Shortly after he was transferred to a 
vessel to make a trip around South 
America with the U. S. S. Iowa and 
Oregon and served during the Philip- 
pine campaign on the Asiatic station. 

At the age of twenty-one he was ap- 
pointed to the position of warrant ma.- 
chinist, and in 1909 he was promoted 
to chief machinist with the rank of 
ensign. He served with Captain W. R. 
Rush on the U. S. S. Connecticut when 
Captain Rush was fleet captain of the 
flagship of the North Atlantic fleet. 

On July 1, 1917, he was given a 
temporary commission as ensign in the 
navy and subsequently was promoted 
to lieutenant, junior grade, and lieuten- 
ant, senior grade, from which he re- 


Mr. Gathemann did much to stimu- 
late interest in the early days of the 
war and recruited many men. He had 
charge of the cruise of the Patrol Boat 
Lynx on her famous cruises to interest 
men in the navy and made many pub- 
lic addresses. 

He was detailed as engineer officer 
of the Boston Section under Comman- 
dant Hasbrook to develop that Station, 
which was a model for all the other 
stations on the coast. 

On April 10, 1918, Mr. Gathemann 
was ordered to the Machinery Division 
of the Boston Navy Yard to re-estab- 
lish the Trade School in that Division. 

In appreciation of his services the 
shop instructors of the Machinery Di- 
vision presented him with a very hand- 
some gold wrist watch upon his resigna- 
tion from the service. 

Mr. Gathemann was also very active 
in all welfare work and navy auxiliary 
activities. He was in executive charge 
of all drives for the Liberty Loans, Red 
Cross funds and other war activities in 
the Yard. 

The best wishes of everyone in the 
Navy Yard from Commandant to 
workmen go with Mr. Gathemann in 
his new position. 


Upon entering the service Rastus 
was presented with a wrist watch by 
his lady friend. Unfortunately he could 
not tell the time of day, but, neverthe- 
less, was very proud of his gift and never 
missed a chance to flash it before his 
comrades whenever an opportunity 
afforded. Sambo, his buddy, who like- 
wise was unable to tell the time of day, 
determined to show Rastus up. The 
next day several of the boys had gath- 
ered and Rastus was flashing his watch 
as usual, so Sambo knew his chance had 
come and said to Rastus, "What time is 
it?" For a moment Rastus was puzzled as 
to what he was going to do, and then 
suddenly he put his wrist up in front of 
Sambo and said "There 'tis." It was 
now up to Sambo to make good, who 
quickly came back with "So 'tis." 

^35^ keep ofT 



No. 1. 

If you can tackle tasks that number 
And not betray the effort that you 
make — 
If you can keep your tongue when smart 
Scoff at your uniform and call you 
"fake" — 

If you can wear a rating on your elbow, 
And drill a bunch of high-heeled 
"rubber boots" — 
And suppress a natural tendency to 
yell, Bo, 
When gobs you've shipped are rated 
senior lieuts — 

If you can pacify a weeping mother 
And restore her truant darling to her 
side — 
Or sooth the wrath of some disgruntled 
Who sought to see your boss and was 
denied — 

If you can lend ten dollars to a shipmate 
You've never seen before (and won't 
again) — 
If you can keep a cheerful upper lip, 
On finding nothing left but thirty 
yen — 

If you can bend your neck to law's en- 
And not inform the Jimmy-legs 
you're sore — 
If you can type a twenty-fifth endorse- 
And copy all the ones that went 
before — 

If you can frame a screed in artful 

A masterpiece of verbal camouflage — 
If you ignore the jealousy that raises 

Around your head its pitless barrage- — 

If you can be an all-sufficient human, 
And modest, courteous, and quick, 
to boot — 
Then come! I'll hail you as The 
Perfect Yeoman, 
And you can have my job and 
welcome to't. — E.S.S. 

When Patronizing Our 

Mention the "Salvo" 


Chief Hannon has had his moustache 
shaved off. Ned will now have to be 
on the lookout for a new soup strainer. 

It wouldn't be a bad idea if Arthur 
Horgan would refrain front snoring so 
loud when attending the movies. It 
disturbs the ladies in front of you, 

A debate upon the League of Nations 
will be staged in the near future between 
Posner and Silvertello of the Accounting 
Office. Pat Hogan will be master of 

It is understood that Yeoman (F) 
McLaughlin thinks that the report sec- 
tion is the best section in the Account- 
ing Office. We wonder why, Theresa? 

Chief Sandlin has been detached from 
the Accounting Office, and is now sta- 
tioned on the "Birmingham." 

From all reports, we are led to believe 
that Mr. Cupid is playing with Yeoman 
(F) Mahan's heart. Probably Al Saun- 
ders could convince us. How about, 
it, Al? 

If you want the latest dope on any 
subject, see McMininan of the adjusting 
section. He is the original rumor kid. 

A birthday party was tendered 
Yeoman (F) A. Donahue at the home 
of Yeoman (F) McNamara of Arlington. 
Many of her office friends were present 
and a very enjoyable evening was spent. 

Congratualtions (Mike) on your 
chief's rating. You certainly are a 
heart-breaker now. 

We understand that romance is 
running riot around the Accounting 
Office again, if the stories as told by 
Yeoman (F) Walsh are to be believed. 
All we can say is that we hope the 
telephone operators in Roxbury and 
Brookline will not complain of the 
increased traffic between the two 
exchanges. To those who have heard 
the story it sounds kind of fishy, but 
not so much so as the story of the 
lobster salad. 


All old smoking pipes of any size or 
shape, that is, those that are of any 
use at all, will be gratefully received 
by Chief Buckley, as he is hooverizing 
on buying one, by the looks of the 
pipe he now smokes. 

It is understood that Yeoman (Mike) 
McLaughlin has his eye on one of the 
dashing Yeoman(F's,)of the Accounting 
Office. We trust he'll announce his 
intentions soon, as everyone is very 
much interested. 

Yeoman Horan is now wearing spats. 
Some speed, Tom. 


\eoman (F) O'Brien is now taking 
lessons in voice culturing, and horse 
back riding in anticipation of her 
appearance in the musical comedy. 
We all wish you the best of luck and 
success, Anna. 

Alphabetically speaking, it's the eyes of a 
woman that disturb the ease of a man. 

'The Navy Explained" 

By L. E. Ruggles 

Price $1.00 
409 Steneck Bldg. Hoboken, N. J. 

Oh! My Boy! 
My Boy!! 

We welcome the 

But more than one million 
soldiers are still over there. 
We must maintain, vidual 
and clothe them until a pros- 
perous and durable peace is 
a secured fact Subscribe to 
the" Victory" Liberty Loan, 
-the "Victorious Fifth."/ 
We must pay our honor- 
able debts incurred to carry us to a victorious finish. We must 
rebuild the maimed and restore the sick and wounded to 
health. We must keep faith with the world! 

The "Victory" Liberty Loan will do it 

Patriotically Save for a Prosperous Peace, 

tyuy Early 

cAt any Bank — Cash or Instalments 
Liberty Lean Committee of New England 





Louise O' Brien is entering her name 
with all the Booking Agents for the 
summer show. She specializes on the 
Jump Rope Dance. 

Mae Clifford is practicing shimmy- 
ing every noon with Jimmie, for when 
B returns she wants to be able to make 
the high spots. 

What did Irene Thompson go to 
New York for? 

[Catherine Crowley has been made 
assistant to Chief Clerk Whipple. She 
can't be hanging out in the Armory 

Five of the Time Clerks have had 
a raise in pay, and the rest are wonder- 
ing when theirs will appear. 

What has happened to the pretty 
purple sweater of Lois Schwartz? 

Maude Borden seems to be making 
a great hit with the marines. 

The maple sugar that Stanley, Begin 
and Hess brought back was the best 
ever. The gang want to know when 
you are going again. 


Chappie is some dancer, so the Ser- 
geant over in the barrack says. 

Bessie Rogers thinks well of her 
new stripe. 

Nathan has collected his sixty. Nor- 
man is blind watching the mails. 

Dinny McCarthy certainly is in right 
with the Time Section Girls, that is 
the USNRF crowd. 

Jimmy Sheehan don't like his new 
quarters. He doesn't like the new girls. 
Better come down often and see us 

Why is Bill Seaward always looking 
in the Hull Division? I'll say she's 

Leonard is some supervisor. It's 
wonderful how he can hypnotize the 
clock to strike the time he wants. 

We're all wondering who hit Miss 
Kenny, or what orderly got her eye. 

What really is the work of the mes- 
senger boys in the Machinery Division 
— ask one for something, he will pass 
you on to the next, then you finally do 
it yourself. 

It must be nice to have a ''darling 


A wonderful showing was made at 
the Boston Navy Yard during the 
Liberty Loans, and the Fifth will no 
doubt meet with a similar degree of 

It behooves us all to prepare for this 
coming loan. Many of us have still to 
make payments on the Third and 
Fourth Loans, and an increased effort 
to save will be required, in order that we 
may be in a financial position to avail 
ourselves of this coming opportunity. 

A Good Investment ! \j™.? 


The uncertainty that shrouded the 
world, when the Central European 
Powers were crushing everything be- 
fore them has been removed. The 
victories of the Allies, reinforced by the 
Americans, in the late summer and the 
early fall of last year, turned the tide, 
and the Armistice, which was forced 
on the Germans on November 11th, 
sealed it. 

The Fifth Loan, which is properly 
called a Victory Loan, will be launched 
under very auspicious conditions, as the 
name would indicate. No doubt exists 
as to the spirit in which it will be met 
by the people of this great nation. 


Everybody seems to be obeying the 
letter of the Bunav order that Yeomen 
(F) shall not be called Yeomenettes 
but still, when you say it fast — 

No, Til Oswald yeomeneffs are not 
called sailesses. 






Mrs. Linsky got a raise so she can 
now take a half-day off every pay 

Talk about Caruso, Miss O'Leary 
has got it all over him in singing her 

Watch out Miss Haggerman — 
Frank O'Neil from the Central Files 
has got his eye on you. 

Between her ring, her Eddie, and 
her work, Miss Coughlin has certainly 
got something on her mind every min- 
ute of the day. _ 

During working' hours Miss Kelly 
brags to the members of the Time 
Section about her red hair. We don't 
see anything about it. 

Every morning about 11 A.M. Miss 
Rogers calls Sharkey to give her a lift 
on her work, which requires about an 
hour. It looks as if they were falling 
in love. 

Leonard is going broke nowadays. 
He's smoking cigars but he can't beat 
Ballem who sneaks a smoke now and 
then from a pipe which looks like the 
one that Sir Raleigh smoked in his 




and Machinery 


East Boston, Mass. 


Sullivan and Delesdenier are hoping 
that the Navy Dept. will grant them 
some kind of a desk at their peace con- 
ference Bldg. 39. 

Sharkey has recently been appoint- 
ed by the clerks as traffic manager in 
the office. His duties consist of walk- 
ing up and down the aisle. 

Miss Ayoob and Chief Ryan have 
swapped jobs. You can't beat a chief 
— so Whipple says. 

How is Keith's Marion? Ask George, 
he will tell you. 

Say, Vincent, those chocolates taste 
like more, don't they Gertrude? Ask 
Julie, she will say so. 

Beatrice will be chief soon if she 
hangs around after six. much longer. 

Hello "Shortie" when is the big 
night coming? How about Easter? 
Don't forget invites. 

Say Julie, "how is the work pro- 
gressing now with you and Walter? 
Are you speaking yet?" 

Joe Connor thinks all his friends 
are blind. See? 

Louise Flanagan looks pretty lonely 
running around with her lunch. Why 
don't you invite Anna to take a ride 
over on the tug from East Boston? 

What big attraction is there in the 
Central Files for Mattie Johnson? I 
hope that Mollie is not the magnet for 
she is headed for the west. 

If Martha was not so bashful she 
might be able to sell more Salvos in the 
Copper Shop. Shake 'em up Mardie. 


The Candy of Excellence 

SJ For over forty" years this 
candy" has grown in favor 
through the recommendations 
of our customers. What the)'* 
say" about it today" is still our 
real advertisement. 


Eugenie Roberts seems provoked 
that her Chief Yeomanship has not 
been announced, but cheer up, she is 
certainly making headway in the pony 

Floss wanted to hide from Chief 
Clerk Whipple, and Kitty Morrissey 
suggested the Central Files, for you 
know they can't find anything there. 
But Floss thought it was too thickly 
populated. What does she mean? 

Brush up young men in the Ma- 
chinery Shop. The girls you know, 
see your efficiency marks, and they 
are trying to land the high ones, es- 
pecially Mary and Marietta. 

Have you seen Helen Tobin's little 
sailor boy? No. but we have heard 
about him. 

Chief Yeoman Gertrude Allen has 
announced her engagement. \\ hat's 
the matter with Chief Rvan? 

The pay station does not seem so 
busy. Ask Helen if they have cut out 
the wires at Camp Devens or has the 
Captain been informed of the new 

What is Mark I .ally going to do 
noons when they put the ban on the 


Have you got any new pennies? 
Miss \\ halen has a fad on them. 



&c CO., INC. 

Importi rs ,v Cutters 





Boston, Massachusetts 



- ii 1 1 iirmmir— ~i « 

At a special meeting of the Qtrm. 
and Leadmn. Association, Leadingman 
John Turbine McCarthy was elected 
as one of the delegates to represent the 
Boston Navy Yard at Washington, D. 
C. Past president Connerton was pre- 
sented with a beautiful smoking set 
for his excellent service of the last 
four years. 

When the shock troops heard that 
Goodrich had a boil on his neck they 
felt sorry and wished him a dozen 

Girls, do you know that Ldgm. Ted 
Jacquith paid $127.00 on his income 
tax. Seize your happiness now and get 
the man of your choice to build up a 
home that will be Heaven and bring 
little angels into it. 

Kid Waters from Bldg 158 and 
Slugger Toner from Bldg 44 boxed six 
rounds recently at Bldg. 104. 

The beef trust of the M. O.— Car- 
man, Nystrom and Hagerty. 

The lights went out in the Turrett. 
Pilicy, Coferio and McNaught started 
to yell "use the bean Shorty and throw 
some light on the subject . 

On Navy Uniforms 


Officers Heavy Kersey 
Overcoats - - - 

C. P. 0. Kersey Over- 

Officers Fine Serge Uni- 
forms - - - - - 



Officers Serge Uniforms $30.00 
Shipping Board Uniforms 
C. P. 0. Uniforms - - 


Officers Black Cape Rain 
Coats - - - - - 



407-411 Washington St., Boston 


The Pioneers of the M. O., Mr. 
Kearns, Carman. Bradley, Hatch 
and Bond. 

Did you see Spud Murphy's $250 
Stone Crusher? He had a wild ride 
with Melanson. It took 5 hours to 
come from Lynn to Boston. 

Ldm. Garrity has succeeded Ldm. 
Hatch as steward for the Ldm. and 
Qtrm. Association. 

Art Carey, our crack piano player, is 
getting up a new song for Wetmore, 
so he can Jazz it. Art says it will have 
to be a trick piece for Wet. 

Our bowling champs — Midge Har- 
kins, Jocko Moran, Zip Devereaux, 
Buster Berry and Tuber Shea. 

Harry Feener has four self starters 
on his car — Grover, Potter, Aitken and 
Donahue. Harry says, "Give her a 
shove boys," and they did for five 

Our veteran teamster, Mike Higgins 
was told to follow the car tracks when 
looking for a certain street in town and 
Mike did — he followed the car tracks 
right into the subway. Nice work 

You can talk about your speed boys 
but they are not in it when Billy Dowd 
gets going on the typewriter. 

Paulson and Washburn were up to 
the Auto Show looking for a car to 
match their heads (they wanted one 
with a square top). 

We all know that there are 365 days 
in a year and a Herring has the same 
number of bones in it, therefore Ldm. 
Rigger Powers is what you would call 
a leap year Herring. Con is gifted with 
366. Pull in the lines boys. 

I am told that Happy Day would 
be a smart boy if he did not get kicked 
out of school. Happy was out of luck. 
He had to leave school at the age of 
ten years on account of his big ears; 
the kids behind him could not see the 

Big Bert Fitz has taken Bone Dry 
Seymour of Lynn and Bob Yeastcake 
Pratt of Chelsea into his training camp 
and will have them in good condition 
for the marathon run this year. Bert 
says. ''They will break all records." 
(He will not say whether they will be 
Columbia or Victor. Whoa!) 


The four "B's" have recently re- 
turned from the service. Bayrd, Bent, 
Breen and Burnside. 

Coyne's Jazz Band is always in de- 
mand. For rates write John Coyne, 
care of Labor Board Office Messenger 
Boy. My specialty is whistling all the 
latest Jazz songs. 

Fred Bent has been considering the 
cost of shoes and has decided to cut 
his high ones and use them for low 
cuts as he did last season. 


Much enthusiasm in the coming 
Musical Comedy to be given in Jordan 
Hall early in May is evinced all through 
the Yard. The show is coming along 
wonderfully under the direction of Mr. 
Haley and Mr. Sullivan. We ask the 
present participants to show all the 
stick-to-it-iveness that is in them, and 
we also ask anyone else who cares to, 
to attend rehearsals in the Armory on 
Wednesday and Friday evenings at 
4:30, and help the good work along. 

Not Sacrilege But Imagination 

Little Doris: "What makes the stars, 
mama? . . . Oh, I know, God bumps 
his head on the moon. 

Look out for the fellow who looks out for 

Stetson SHOES 





OVmjuwuxw Tcnrrwr 

Hull Division t 


The Macy Board Award certainly 
hastened the date of some important 
events. Dick Bowler portrays the 
leading role intone. Harry Anderson is 
considered a close second, having pro- 
posed for the eighth time last Sunday. 

Norman Wiley sold his Rolls Royce 
and bought a 1919 Reo last week. We 
are calling it a Rolls Royce because 
Norman dislikes to admit his past con- 
nection with a 'Tin Lizzie." The Jay 
following the purchase Norman was 
seen examining with a gasoline hydrom- 
eter the water in the radiator. This is 
. how he obtained his 1919 value for 
the specific gravity of sea water to be 
used in inclining experiments. 

'Bob" Fidler wrote a book entitled 
"Moving a Dry Dock>>n a Flat Car." 
We always thought "Bob" a musician. 

Jerry" Linnehan is very optimistic 
about the future of the drafting room, 
despite the fact that he travels with 

The drafting office received a graph- 
ical chart showing the relationship be- 
tween work and pay in the drafting 
room. Contrary to popular belief the 
former approached infinity as a limit 
while the latter approached zero. 

Some of our draftsmen, not mention- 
ing names, acted like ships during the 
banquet at the American House. On 
leaving it was noticeable that their 
G. M. was strong, and they were roll- 
ing, carrying a good deal of ballast 
forward. For the most part it was a 
Very successful inclining experiment. 

The Scientific section cannot im- 
prove on Mr. Taylor's methods when 
it comes to leaving the office after 
work. His maneuvers do not justify 
the existence of time clocks or stop 
watches, but would make General 
Foch sit up and take notice. His ef- 
ficient method of retracing the steps 
from and to the South Station every 
day cannot be explained by science. 

Miss Stack: "I won playing poker 
last night." 

Mark Aronson: "The cards must 
have been 'stacked'." 


The uneasiness in the drafting room 
about the reduction in the force was 
extremely noticeable. Among those 
who intend to return to their former 
callings are: Two barbers, one neck- 
tie salesman, one detective, one mov- 
ing picture actor, one iceman, one pol- 
itician and two lamplighters. Two of 
the boys contemplate matrimony in 
preference to work. One of the fair 
sex has informed Mr. Egan that she 
will only consider proposals from 
chauffeurs. Some democratic crowd ! 
I'll say so. 

Newell Woodbury admitted that the 
manner in which he attacks problems 
is a gift and not an accomplishment. 

When the salesman said "the Mon- 
roe calculating machine does every- 
thing except eat, smoke, chew tobacco, 
and draw pay, Mr. Egan ordered an- 
other machine. The boss was greatly 
disappointed, however, when he found 
out from the salesman that the pretty 
and charming operator shown on the 
cover did not go with the machine. 

The other day a cootie was walking 
on Miss Wood's table. It didn't live 
long though. Jack Johnson gassed 

The turmoil in the drafting room 
during the week previous to the Macy 
Board award was without precedent, 
according to the reports of the old- 
timers. This condition of affairs re- 
sulted in three members becoming 
Bolsheviks, seven Socialists, 28 anar- 


Musical Comedy 

The Thoroughbred 

May 12th, 13th and 14th. 



Tickets on sale in all offices 
and shops. 

Orchestra, centre, $2.00 

" circle, $1.50 

Balcony, $1.50, 1.00,. 75 


chists, four members neglecting their 
own wives, and one becoming a bible 

Mr. Boyd received a visit from his 
son the other day. We probably know 
whether or not he was "touched ' by 
this visit. The customary difference 
of opinion among the men was missing. 

Whether Charlie Adams is the offi- 
cial information clerk or not we don't 
know. He is a victim of a variety 
of questions, not only related to A. S. 
M. D. , unionism and ship drafting, 
but also to sociology, the peace con- 
ference, psychology, woman suffrage, 
spiritualism, domestic relations and the 
like. His understudy, Jones takes 
care of all questions where Civil Ser- 
vice rules are involved. Jones handed 
down an important decision last week 
when he said "that by act of Congress, 
'Am draftsman striking for more pay is 
guilty of treason against the Govern- 
ment'." He feels slighted because the 
A. F. of L and Mr. Macy overruled 
his decision. 

According to the Henry Board 
Award the members of the Investiga- 
tion Section are destined to become 
private detectives. A private detective 
gets $15 per diem; some diems. 

Mr. Crawford contemplates starting 
a school to teach his methods. W e 
wish him success in locating assistants, 
not alone students. 

The noonday card parties are be- 
coming as popular as 4:30 p.m. How- 
ever, watch out that they do not go 
over the time limit. The parties start 
with whist and end with pinocle. 

Mr. Keith: "What IS the relation- 
ship between the center of buoyancy 
and the center of gravity:" 

Mr. Gorfinkle: "A stepfather." 

Teagan: "Spring is here and the 
flowers will soon be budding." 

Blackstock: "Well we have had a 
blossom all winter." 

Poem written by Larkin: — 
The boy Mood on the burning deck. 

The deck he refused to leave. 
He didn't care if the deck burnt up. 

For he had another one up his sleeve. 

Sir : Lamped in the window of a 
corset shop in New York " All kinds 
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Left to Right, Standing— H. W. Swett, C. M. Doherty, T. S. Ryan, L. R. Amann, J. E. Kerrigan, 

Sitting — W. E. Clemens, L. J. Cross, F. A. Synnott. 

Athletics in the Boston Navy Yard 
during the past season has, to some 
degree, received quite a setback and it 
is with considerable pleasure that we 
herewith show the picture of our suc- 
cessful Navy Yard Bowling team. 
Bowling, as the team has, special ex- 
hibition games at the various clubs of 
the Amateur Boston Pin Bowling 
League, they have with the exception 
of one defeat, been victorious every 
time they have bowled against a con- 
testing team. The record is one it will 
be hard to beat — sixteen consecutive 
wins with but one defeat is the total 
tally that they have scored in the many 
contests they have participated in. 

The reception accorded us at the 
various clubs which we have visited 
has certainly been wonderful and every 
member of the team as well as the 
many rooters who went along with us 
to cheer our boys to victory, were re- 
ceived in a most cordial manner. In- 
variably cigars and cigarettes, and after 

the contests a spread, was always 
waiting for us, and so it has given us 
considerable pleasure to be so royally 
treated by these many clubs. 

The bowling of the members of our 
team has also invariably ranked very 
high. The total of 375 rolled by 
C. M. Doherty against the Winthrop 
Yacht Club, was the highest that had 
been rolled by any member of either 

Below is given the scores of the 
most recent games played together 
with total pinfall : 

MARCH 13, 1919 
Cottage ParkYacht Club Boston Navy Yard 
497 501 516 1514 501 509 521 1531 
High string total, H. W. Swett 332 
MARCH 14, 1919 
Winthrop Yacht Club Boston Navy Yard 
530 487 520 1537 509 565 524 1598 

High string total, C. M. Doherty 366 

MARCH 31, 1919 

Colonial Club Boston Navy Yard 

492 494 536 1522 538 499 485 1522 

High string total, J. E. Kerrigan 331 


The season is now getting well along 
when we all must feel that it is time 
we were getting out on the bleachers 
and cheering for the home team. The 
athletic officer of the Yard has sent out 
a request for candidates for the ball 
team but up to the present time very 
little response has been obtained from 
the men stationed here in the Yard. 
The question that naturally arises when 
there is such an apparent lack of in- 
terest in baseball, is whether we have 
any talent here in the Yard. This 
question naturally arises when we do 
not receive a more responsive answer 
from the men whom we think are very 
much interested in this national game of 
ours. In the past the Navy Yard has 
always been well represented in every 
line of sport and it is the intention of 
Ensign Cross to endeavor to produce 
in baseball as good a team as the Yard 
has ever produced. We know that there 
is some good talent here. This we 
are quite positive of and what we want 
now is to have the boys come out 
and get busy and break, into the game 
at the earliest possible moment. 

Among the civilian employees of the 
Yard, all of whom are members of the 
Mutual Aid Society, they have decided 
to use the talent which they have on 
hand, which we might add is of a very 
high calibre, and start a baseball team 
which will be known as the Boston 
Navy Yard Mutual Aid Assn. team. 
We are going to co-operate with this 
association and give them every as- 
sistance possible in order that we may 
have a good team in the Yard. 

So let everybody get together and 
root, and boost our Navy Yard base- 
ball team. 

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Diegnan in the Planning Office. 

Mr. McCarrick has filed an appli- 
cation for the police force. Watch 
your step. 

Joe uses the bean! 23 days' leave 
before July 1st— Ohyoujtrry Mack's. 
Set 'em up again. 

Who hangs out at the gum slot at 
Park street? Ask Lambie, she knows. 

Buck is in good condition — he has 
a trainer. 

Duckie is collecting diamonds on 
Massachusetts Avenue. 

Why does Lois look longingly to 
see the Kentucky? 

Has anybody here seen Cupid? Look 
in the Planning office. 

Joe Kennedy on the pay line — 
What's your number? I told you once. 

Can't you find it? Oh! that night 

Competition is keen. LibbyorAl 
tonight Sophie? 

Who's hungry now? Ask Elizabeth. 

Florence has gone back to Spring- 
field. Gert's next in line. We wish you 
luck Monty. 

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Judge Verney can be seen taking 
standing broad jumps over crucibles 
and sand hills every afternoon. 

Johnnie, why the collection of bowl- 
ing balls? Monty wants to know. 

The unit of measure of the Machine 
Shop has been changed from pints to 
quarts. How about it Al? 

It has been noted that Mr. Burn- 
ham of the Machine Shop has been 
seen in the wee early hours of the 
morning in back of the Adams Square 
Station. Where from Al? What have 
you got with you? 

Marion has become quite efficient 
at wielding the needle, due to the ex- 
perience acquired sewing on buttons 
and mourning bands. 

Have you noticed our Asst. Shop 
Superintendent's limousine? 

Mary Chesel has started an elemen- 
tary dusting class. What next Mary? 


' 'Give us it! You've had it on all day! ' ' 


The big "D" boys claim that they 
have never received such a warm and 
cordial welcome as has been bestowed 
upon them by the Boston people, 
and especially through the efforts of 
Chaplain Cnderwood of the U. S. S. 


"As the result of a bet made in the 

Hull Planning Office. Mr. \. Mc- 

Aulev and Mr. Pat Cooper will have 

a race from the Main Door of Building 

39 to Crowley's Restaurant on April 

] 19th. the winner to he treated to a cup 

| of coffee sent from Crowley's Restau- 

| rant each morning for thirty days there- 

I after." 


Ben Scott was seen coming out of a 
Sea Grill last evening. What is it Ben. 
more Lobster? 

As a bowler. Miss Corcoran is a 
good Ping Pong player. Better luck 
next time, Katie. 

Dame Rumor has it that Miss 
Monahan is about to take up ballet 
dancing. Judging from the poses she 
strikes while bowling, success is already 

Phil O'Connell was there with the 
"Congrats" as usual. 

>^ 1 r. Hendricks, one of the old stand- 
bys was missing. Sickness at home 
prevented his appearance. Better luck 
next time. Hen. 

Tom Miller surprised all by his con- 
trol of the wooden spheres. Some 
bowler, sav we. 

Bill Murphy and "Mystery" Du- 
bree reported for work the following 
morning with lame shoulders. Very 
evident they are not used to hard 

Miss Harding was official score- 
keeper. The system she uses makes it 
possible to mark the score, almost he- 
fore the pins are down. Some system. 

Coop: Is it true that you are going 
to leave us sooiv No more high s< 
if you do. 

"Sav. pa?" 
"What is it?" 

"If we take kitty "ii the boat, "ill she 
have to have nine life prefer 




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The part played by American naval 
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during the closing days of the war is 
told in a report made to the Navy De- 
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account of the operation of the big 14- 
inch caliber guns from the time the plan 
to place the rifles, originally designed 
for battleship service, on land mounts 
was conceived to the cessation of hos- 

Admiral Plunkett explained that the 
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by devices used by the gunners so that 
it landed within the German lines 
exactly one minute before 11 o'clock 
on November 11, at which hour firing 

Commenting on the work of the 
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roadbed. Traffic was stopped com- 
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from six to ten hours each day after the 
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The batteries cost $2,689,970 and, 
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By J. A. Ballem 
If at the gate you are not barred, 
You gain admittance to this yard, 
Now you're in— here's a tip, 
To those marines give no lip; 
Watch and see a sailor's will 
Answering commands at their drill; 
Now pass on and patient be, 
You've only just started— having more to see. 

Steer your navigation gear toward "Build- 
ing 39", 
And watch the Machinery Division 
All wrapped up in their time; 
One thought you have— I'll bet a song, 
They all are crazy—but you are wrong. 
No riots held here on any election, 
You only have reached our time section. 

Typewriters banging and bells you'll hear, 
Th'is is nothing— don't show your fear; 
This section of time, each doing their bit, 
Time of employees represents one chit. 
We have our trials— for example— this, 
"No time on sheet? I guess he's missed. 
Who's his foreman— where's the outs, 
Pass the payrolls" — Leonard shouts, 
"What's his number— what's his rate- 
Mark him present— he must' a' been late." 

In days gone by— yes last October, 
When we first took all the shops over, 
Had many a riot which caused great pain, 
That nearly drove us all insane; 
But now the pay is on the dot, 
And very seldom one is short. 

Who's to thank for this nice sailing, 
Why, Whipple, McCabe and Miss Whalen. 
Yes, the others did their share, 
But with these three they don't compare; 
To get our system we did work hard, 
Now it's the best found in the Yard. 

When the Tocain Sounded 

By E. C. Stille, U. S. N. 
A very beautiful and charming actress as- 
sisted by her dashing, dimpled chorus ap- 
peared in a theatre near a sub. base and sang 
"I Want to Be Loved by a Soldier." Most 
of the men in the audience were gobs, so not 
much applause was tendered. For the en- 
core they sang "I Want to Be Loved by a 
Sailor". A sailor who had just come ashore 
after being in foreign waters for six months, 
rose, threw his hat and coat in his seat and 
started over the backs of the seats, yelling 
"Over the top, boys, and give 'em H— !" 


Country Owes a Lot to the Boys 

for Their Services 

Over There 

In the streets of our cities are large 
numbers of soldiers returning from 
overseas, many of them without work, 
many of them without money. A bad 
situation. It is most important from 
every standpoint that we should make 
a concerted effort to look after these 
men and see that they have a clean 
place to sleep, and suitable food until 
they secure a position. If they are 
bound to places beyond, and are 
stranded without money, effort should 
be made to send them to their homes 
and families. It is vitally important 
that we do this, not only for the wel- 
fare of the men themselves, but also 
from the standpoint of public interest 
and national welfare. 

We sent these men abroad with every 
possible encouragement, and the wel- 
come back must be not less sincere 
than was the encouragement with 
which we sent them oversea. Our care 
of them now must be far-seeing and 

Alden: "Do you love me or do you not?" 
Priscilla: "The former!" 

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A very pretty surprise party was given 
to Yeoman Catherine Howard of this 
office at her home in Maiden, Wed- 
nesday evening, 19 March 19. The 
girls from the office were all there with 
their beaus or substitutes (?), and every- 
body had a lively time. Ask Marie 
Murray about it? 

Us girls are going to have our fun 
Monday evenings learning how to 
swim! I can almost hear Lena Magee 
whimpering, "'Oo! girls, ain't the water 
wet?' ' 

The Misses Mary McLean and 
Helen Farrell recently returned from 
New York and Washington where they 
were visiting while on a brief leave of 
absence. Maybe Mary doesn't think 
those Pelham Bay Ensigns are splendid 
'n everything ! 

No more noise girls! We must have 
our fun, but staying after school is no 
joke! Gr-r-r-r-r-r- 

Chief Yeoman Anna Kelly desires 
to thank her kind friends of the post 
office for their immediate notifications 
of all mail from Hoboken, New Jersey. 
Methinks Postmaster Macey likes to 
make folks happy ! 






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Mollie McArdle of Central Files and 
Maude Farrell of this office are repeat- 
edly taken for sisters to their mutual 

When one's Swain is obliged to leave 
at nine o'clock in order to return to his 
dormitory at 10.00 p.m. Well there is 
not much fun in it, is there Alice? 

Do you know little Helen O' Brien 
from Central Files? She sure can dance. 
Ever notice her up in the Armory ? 

Henry Herlihy from Central Files 
is much beloved by all his lady admirers 
of the surrounding offices, and when 
Henry gets his new car, well I hope all 
my rivals will give me a good start. You 
know how it is girls! 

'Tis a good thing that we have Ser- 
geant Shober to remind us occasional- 
ly how to conduct ourselves in a true 
military manner. 

Did you ever notice how occupied 
Phyllis is lately? She never stays for 
the dances Monday nights — never at- 
tends our little private parties or any- 
thing. Gee, there must be sumthin' 
nice about Jack. How about it Phil? 

Who won the watch? Ask Buddie? 


Lt. IF G. Danilson (MC) U.S.N., who 
has been attached for the past two years 
to the Navy Yard Dispensary was 
detached March 8th to report to Com- 
mander Naval Forces European Waters, 
England, and Lt. H. L. Dovey (MC) 
U.S.N. (T) was detached March 22 
and ordered to the I .S.S. Nebraska. 
I he officers and personnel attached to 
the Dispensary feel the loss of these 
two officers. 

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A very pretty and enjoyable party 
was given by the Yeomen (F's) at the 
Jacqueminot Bungalow, Dorchester. 
Music was furnished by the Boston 
Jazz Orchestra. 

Chief Murphy, danseuse of the 
Armory will demonstrate Tickle Toe 
at the coming Musical Comedy, so 
secure your seats ahead of time to be 
in the front row. 

Genevieve dishing (Palmist) is very 
strong on heart lines, especially "En- 
route to New York." 

Hands up girls and salute our new 
chiefs, Cadigan and Murphy. 

Inspectors step lively you must not 
slack in your work, one hundred calls 
a day please. 

Can anyone tell why Yeoman Low- 
ney has changed the car route? He 
visits Brighton now. ^Yhat's the idea: 

St. Patrick's night celebration was 
enjoyed by the Yeomen (F) at the 
Hotel Thorndike. Gladys Salta was 
the hostess. At the close of the even- 
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Paul Cahill has returned to duty af- 
ter a two months' illness — Anna looks 
much happier these days. 

Yeoman Marion Walsh, lc, spent 
the week-end in New York. 

When Minnie Bliss returned from 
Vermont we looked for a sparkler, but 
she fooled us. But don' t forget we have 
our eyes on you Minnie. 

Yeoman Pearl Collins, lc, and Yeo- 
man Mrs. E. C. Kevin, lc, have been 
transferred from the Hull Division to 
the Court Martial Rooms, Bldg. 5. 

Yeoman Mrs. M. T. Gately, lc, 
has been transferred from the Hull Di- 
vision to the Supply Department and 
Yeoman Miss Sara Tall, lc, has been 
transferred to the Hull Division from 
the Shipsmith Shop. 

Janey, no sweetheart is worth three 
cents a day. 

Lillian McBride — Hopkinton's only. 

Bob Carroll advises buying your 
tickets early for the Musical Comedy. 

Have you seen Nellie Howe's new 

Florence, why not entertain your 
friend in the office instead of the cor- 

E. Maude Donovan was a guest at 
the luncheon given to General Ed- 
wards, at the Copley Plaza. 

Mary Rea expects to go abroad af- 
ter the war to finish her course in 

Among the early Spring brides of the 
Navy Yard, the office force of the 
outside superintendent, Hull Division, 
are congratulating Miss Florence Dav- 
ison. Yeoman (F) first class, who was 
married Saturday, April 5th, to a 
former sailor at the Radio School in 
Cambridge. This lucky fellow hails 
from New Jersey and it would not be 
surprising if he took Miss Davison 
home with him for the holidays. 

We wish them the best of luck. 



First Seaman: "What s that wriggling 
object on the horizon?" 

Second Seaman; "Guess it must be a ner- 
vous wreck." 

On Wednesday evening, March 19 
eleven members of the Issue Section 
journeyed to the Copley Square Hotel 
to enjoy a feast of turkey and "fixins", 
after which they spent the remainder 
of the evening trying to determine who 
was the champion bowler of the Sec- 

First honors for the best lady bowler 
went to Miss Crotty, who attained an 
average of 93. This young lady states 
that she is ready to try conclusions 
with any Yeoman (F) in the Navy 
Yard at any time. 

First prize for men was given to Mr. 
O'Connell who bowled 102, the high- 
est string for the evening. The party 
broke up about zero hour, every one 
voting it one good time. 

Those taking part in the affair were: 
Misses Crotty, Harding, Monahan, 
Corcoran, Washburn and Roberts! 
Gents: O'Connell, Murphy, Miller, 
Cooper and Dubree. 

" Lawd o' Mercy, Geawge Washington, 
but you mus' be a brave soldier! How'd 
you git all dem medals ?" 

" I won 'em. " 

" For shooting Germans?" 

" Naw. Shootin' craps." 

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Now that Spring is here, it is up to 
the Women Yeomen to make a good 
appearance, for Boston Navy Yard girls 
are noted for their neatness, and must 
keep up their excellent reputation in 
this important disciplinary matter. 

Blue dress uniform must be kept in 
good condition — why not have it reno- 

If your coat or skirt is worn out, it 
should be replaced by a new one. If out- 
side tailors or cleansers are too busy, 
we have at your disposal a well equip- 
ped laundry and tailor shop here in the 

The above must be given consider- 
ation in ordei to live up to our good 

You should have on hand : 

1 good blue dress uniform. 

2 white dress uniforms. 
1 cape (overcoat) 

1 black winter hat. 
1 black straw hat. 

1 white straw hat. 

2 pairs black shoes (low heels). 
2 pairs white shoes (low heels). 
1 neckerchief. 

1 black hat band (or anchor) 
1 white hat band (or anchor) 

1 pair gray gloves. 

2 pair white gloves. 

6 pair black stockings. 
6 pair white stockings. 
2 Regulation blue waists. 

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The girls and boys throughout the 
Yard are indeed showing their willing- 
ness to help make this show the best 
ever produced by amateuis and are 
working hard learning their parts and 
dances; it will be only a matter of a few 
weeks before all the tickets will be 
sold. Get yours early and thus obtain 
choice seats! 

The play is written and produced 
under the personal direction of Matt 
Sullivan and Leo 1\ Haley of the Copper 
Shop, both of whom are known through- 
out this vicinity as the most able pro- 
ducers of amateur theatricals available. 

All the snap and action of the race 
track are embodied in the play, together 
with numerous musical numbers which 
are very clever. 

The proceeds of this show are to be 
donated to the Navy Relief Society. 
It will be produced in Jordon Hall on 
the evenings of May 12th, 13th and 14th 
and everyone in the Yard is invited to 
be present. 

Information re^ardim; the show may 
he obtained from Chief Yeoman 11. 1. 
Regan. Machinery Division, line 191. 


One of the interesting features con- 
templated for the new machine shop 
is a room designed for adjusting and 
testing range finders. This room, when 
located on the south-west roof of the 
machine shop will afford excellent ob- 
servation of distant objects for adjust- 
ing the sights and will be of sufficient 
si/e to accommodate the largest range 
finders now in use. Part of the equip- 
ment to be installed is a trolley-hoist 
for handling these delicate instruments 

We will go the Machinists Afloat 
one better: Our Superintendent. I-t. 
Comdr. F. W. Lagerquist greets every 
one with a courteous "(rood Morning 
— also a smile. 



Who put all the salt in the sugar? 

Carl Sorensen, formerly of the Corre- 
spondence Section recently returned 
from foreign service and paid us a hur- 
ried visit. 

First little brother (proudly): "My 
big brother, who is in the Army, has 
just returned from France, and he has 
a wooden leg." 

Second little brother (equally as 
proudly) : "That's nothin', my sister is 
in the Naval Reserve Force in the Bos- 
ton Navy Yard, and she has a cedar 

Lucy Sullivan of the Stock Section 
has returned to duty after a brief ill- 

Charles Fox of the Bookkeeping Sec- 
tion has been placed on the inactive 
list. We all regretted to see him leave 

The last issue of The Salvo was very 
favorably received. Why not purchase 
a few extra copies and forward same 
to former associates now on the inac- 
tive list? 

"Bob" Maxwell has discovered a new 
hair tonic. It is now coming out in 

Julia White has fully recovered from 
her illness, and upon her return was 
accorded a hearty welcome. 

Edna Blanchard recently received a 
box of flowers by special messenger. 
What's the answer, Edna? 

"How long since have Yeoman (F.s) 
been enlisting in the Marine Corps?" 
Ask Miss B. V. B. 

"Well, after all, music does soothe 
the savage breast." 

"Tut, tut ! Imagine 'The Watch on 
the Rhine' soothing a bunch of fight- 
ing Yanks." 

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Billy Lupiem of Marathon fame was 
seen walking up First Ave.; what's the 
matter, Billy, have your feet gone back 
on you? 

Kid Clarke of the No. 2 bought a 
lady's ring last week. What's the idea, 
Clarke, are you in wrong with the old 

Dizzy John Carroll on the No. 4 is 
still taking instructions on switching 
from Silent Fred Curtis, keep it up 

Cunningham on the No. 3 invested 
$29.00 last week. Did you tell the 
wife about it, Cunny? 

Home Run Baker was seen walking 
the tracks last Tuesday and drawing 
pictures of dump cars. How many 
sleepers were missing Fred. 

The Yeoman (Fs.) in the office all 
admire Oscar Huey's complexion. How 
do you get that way, Oscar? 

Switch Stick Barney Murray on the 
No. 3, is going to have his neck shaved. 
What's the idea Barney, some one at 
the laundry kicking? 

John Larkin, the Transportation 
undertaker, is away on his vacation. 
He is also making it a honeymoon. Best 
wishes from the Dept., John. 

T. S. & J. D. NEGUS 

Chronometer and 

Nautical Instrument 


Adjusters ol Compasses in 

Iron Ships and Steamers 





Chronometer Makers to the 
U. S. Navy 

Navigation Warehouse 

159 Water St., New York 

Phone 1669 John 


The Scientific Section discovered 
that Tchibyscheff was a Bolshevik. He 
believed in working the slide rule 
only four hours a day. 

Lynch got "sore" last week when 
Al asked him to return the box of 
vanishing points. 

"Mike" Kelley spent April 1st trying 
to find the port door on the starboard 
side of the U.S.S. Arsenic. 

Our belief that Schlichter was a 
German spy was verified the day he left. 
When his belongings were searched, .the 
following articles were unearthed' 1 hel- 
mar, 1 crown, 1 ruler, 4 pretzels camou- 
flaged as bowline knots, and one letter 
written in a secret code and signed 
"V. Gates." After further close scru- 
tiny this letter was found to be a Boston 
and Albany time-table. 



The dawn is breaking cold and grav, 
As out beyond the lines of wire 

And waste of mud and sand and clay 
The German cannon open fire. 

And soon a wall of smoke and flame 
Confronts the boys in forest green. 

But Yankee hearts are always game 
And who can stop a Yank marine 5 

Across the cannon shaken waste 
With ringing cheer and joyous yell 

Our heroes dash in eager haste. 
To storm the roaring wall of hell. 

The waiting Germans, watching, see 
A singed and blistered charging mass 

Of Yankee "soldiers of the sea" 

Come through the fire and smoke and 

Mid roar of guns and clash of steel 
The Leathernecks and Germans fight; 

But soon the Boches backward reel, 
And safety seek in headlong flight. 

John J. McDonald 

Rastus— Yessah, I dun had $10,000 
war insurance on mah life when ah 
was in the war. 

Sambo — Gwan, niggah! $10,000 
jest on you! Why ain't dat more'n 
the hull war cost? 





First Sergeant Dan Daly. U. S. M. C. Awarded 

Distinguished Service Cross and Twice 

Awarded Congressional Medal of 


Of the 363 United States Marines 
who were awarded the Distinguished 
Service Cross for deeds of valor in 
France, it would indeed he difficult to 
determine whose conduct in action was 
the most courageous. But, whenever 
Marine heroes are spoken of. the name 
of First Sergeant Daniel Daly is perhaps 
the most frequently mentioned. 

The acts for which First Serjeant 
Daly was awarded the Cross are cited 
as follows: — 

Extinguished a fire in an ammuni- 
tion dump at the risk of his life; visited 
his gun posts under fire, cheering his 
men; brought in wounded under fire, 
and captured a German machine gun 
single handed. This in Belleau Wood, 


Lucy and Bouresches, June 7 to 20, 
1918. Wounded in action bv shell fire 
June 20, 1918." 

For distinguished service in action 
during the Boxer uprising in China in 
1910, Daly was awarded the Congres- 
sional Medal of Honor. Again in 1914 
at Vera Cruz, Mexico, he acquitted 
himself so gallantly in action as to be 
awarded a second Medal of Honor, and 
again in 1915 he was commended for 
conspicuous gallantry in action in Haiti. 

First Sergeant Daly is now fifty-six 
years of age and in a short time, when 
he will have completed thirty years 
service, he will be entitled to retirement. 


The quantity of fire work in Building 
40 ought to suit Chris Cronin just about 
right, although it isn't done with a 

They say Red Pliggins is planning 
another fishing trip before the 1st of 
July. Better make hay while the sun 

Harry \ arnun, the "Vinegar King," 
hasn't been the same man since Billy 
retired. I wonder what Billy is (loin;: 
for a shadow: 

I he galvanizing plant continues to 
be as popular as ever despite Cronm's 

Owing to the quantity of work in the 
shipfitter's shop the Committee regrets 
that it was necessary to cancel the Box- 
ing Bouts for the time heme. 

Compliments of 

Bunker Hill Laundry 

Mechanics Laundry 


I he man who assigned Pat Williams 
to assembling the masts on F. S. No. 16 
was nearly responsible for a catastrophe. 
Fat had what would under other circum- 
stances be called a narrow escape. 

The shop seems strangely quiet since 
Randall has signed off for 28 days. 

Charlie \\ all has been so industrious 
lately that it starts us wondering if the 
bottom has fallen out of the raincoat 
business. Better luck next time, 

Since the boxing ring is not now re- 
quired in Building 104, it has been 
suggested that it might be useful in the 
Mold Loft. 

Work was started on Fuel Oil Ship 
No. 17 about the 1st of March in the 
Shipfitters' Shop. 

Since the recent layoff, Leadingman 
Sagar has been mourning the loss of 
several of his most interesting men. It 
grieves us to see Hartley so depressed. 

Ask Bill Hough to tell you about the 
way they used to build ships in a week 
at .1 dollar apiece. 

Messrs. C. Pero, i). Murray. S. Pow- 
ell, D. Murphy and P. Jennings of the 
Fuel Ship Bowling learn would Ilk 
Machine Shop to understand that while 
they lost in their match, a short while 
ago. they are a long ways from b 
beaten. Wait until the next time. 

Judging by the color ot his eve a few 
days ago, we have an embryo pugilist 
in a prominent member of the super- 
visory force. Building No. 104. 

Bill Henley wants to know who has 

the nose trouble in the mold loft. 

Bv the way, you should see Bill sneak 
up on the candle pins. 

Furgy's rinuci is convalescent. 

The master shipfitter is developing 

a new curve ball for next howling match. 

Schofield's idea of a dead came sport 
MacGinnis of Asst. Outside Supt.'s 




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Plumbing Shop is in mourning. Who 
stole our Yeoman (F)?!! Why does 
Wigmore wear a solemn smile lately? 
Ask Ott. Who is running the Relief 
Association? Ask any one of the Big 
Four. Why are there so many candi- 
dates for the office of Treasurer? Guess. 
Who called Quarterman Treanor to the 
double bottoms of theU. S.S.BR AZOS? 
What is a leak? Ask any plumber. 
Who is the champion foul line bowler? 
Ask Glasses Kelly and Rosie O'Brien. 

Mr. Gene Morris of Mr. Keane's 
office has made many friends in the 
Navy Yard since his arrival. How 
about this Miss Helen? 

The Master Plumber Mr. Keane is 
known as one of the best dancers in the 
Navy Yard. 

The annualballof the Plumbing Shop 
Relief Ass'n. which was held at Cres- 
cent Gardens, Revere, was a great suc- 
cess, but undoubtedly many people did 
not find out until too late that it was 
to be held in Revere as it was planned 
to have it originally in Convention Hall, 
Boston. Commander Bass and his wife 
were present, also Capt. Lutz of the 
Marine Corps and wife, which 
greatly added to the evening's enjoy- 



C. P. 0., Ensigns 

and Officers 


Highest grade workmanship 
and fabrics used. 


ment. Mr. J. F. Keane, the Master 
Plumber, was Chairman of the recep- 
tion committee. Mr. James Zolla 
compiled the souvenir program which 
was most attractive. 

The plumbers have planned to have 
another ball on Easter Monday night 
at Convention Hall and they would 
like to have those present this time 
who were disappointed at the last ball. 
The presence of our former Yeoman 
(F) who just deserted us is requested 
on this occasion. 

"Look here, young man, there's a limit to 
some things a debutante motor corps chauffer- 
ette will stand for! My oath of duty compels 
me to carry a carload of wounded soldiers, 
saturated with iodoform; or a herd of gold 
lieutenants, smoking French cigarettes. But 
nothing compels me to turn my Rolls-Royce 
into a junk cart. You walk!" 







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Gasoline and Oil Tubing Tube Unions 

(Compression— Solder-Flaring) 

Tobin Bronze Rod 

Copper Rivets and Burs 

Screw Machine Parts 


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Juive 1919 

The Marines On the Marne 

The Fifth and Sixth Regiments of 
Marines composed the Fourth Brigade 
of the Second Division of the American 
Army. The Brigade was first com- 
manded by Brigadier General Doyen 
but early in May, 1918 he was ordered 
home on account of -ill health, and was 
succeeded by Brigadier General Har- 
board of the Army. Colonel Neville 
vvas> in command of the Fifth, and 
Colonel Catlin of the Sixth. The latter 
colonel was wounded on the 6th of June 
and was succeeded by Colonel Harry 

We had been in the trenches south- 
east of Verdun for two months when 
orders came for us to go into a rest camp 
not far from Revigny where we remained 
a few days, and were then moved to 
another camp about thirty-five miles 
northwest of Paris. The men and 
officers during this rest period were put 
through the most strenuous drills. 
When we came to this latter place it 
was generally supposed that we would 
take our position in the line on the 
Somme or relieve the 1st Division at 
Cantigny. The drive by the German 
Crown Prince's Army on the Chemin 
des Dames front which they crossed and 
. advanced rapidly to the Marne changed 
the Allied High Command's plans. On 
the 30th of May the 2nd Division or 
the American Army was ordered to be 
ready to leave at six in the afternoon. 
Later the hour was changed to ten, but 
the motor lorries or camions did not 
begin to arrive until four in the morning 
of the 31st. That day we spent in 
riding to the front. At first the major- 
ity of us did not know where we were 
going but when we came near to Paris 
and turned to the east we realized we 
were to be thrown in between the Ger- 
mans and Paris. We passed through 
village after village. The women and 
the children gathered in the streets, 
threw bouquets to us, and shouted, 

"Vive les Etats Unis, Vive les Ameri- 
cans." When we came near to Meaux 
we began to meet the refugees. No 
stage could have been better set for our 
boys than the villages and the refugees 
we passed, for it made every one of us 
more determined than ever to do our 
level best to defeat the Hun. The boys 
emptied their pockets of all the money 
they had and threw it to the refugees. 
Those brave lads by their deeds showed 
that they were willing to give their all 
for the sake of freedom and justice. We 
arrived at Montreuil late on the night 
of the 3 1st. The whole of the Division 
did not reach the front until the 1st of 

The Germans were only a few kilo- 
metres away and the Division was 
ordered to relieve the French at once 
and to hold at all cost. During the 
night of the 1st and early morning of 
the 2nd of June the four Regiments took 
their places behind the retreating French 
from a point near Chateau Thierry to 
Hill Number 142, which was between 
Marigny and Torcy. The 23d was on 
the right of the 5th; then came the 6th, 
and next to the 6th was the 9th Regi- 
ment. As soon as these units were put 
into line the resistance to the Germans 
became stronger. The French con- 
tinued passing through our lines until 
the Germans were face to face with the 
Americans. The best description of the 
attack on the 2nd of June is told by 
Colonel Catlin in "With the Help oi 
God and a Few Marines," which I will 

" The attack was launched against the 
French who had remained in front of 
W ise's battalion of the ;th at Hill Num- 
ber 165. It started about 5 o'clock in 
the afternoon and came from the north 
and northeast. It was a beautiful, 
clear day, and from my post of obser- 
vation .it La Voie du Chatel I could 
witch the whole of it. 

The Germans swept down an open 
slope in platoon waxes, across wide 


wheat fields bright with poppies that 
gleamed like splashes of blood in the 
afternoon sun. The French met the 
attack and then fell steadily hack. 
First I saw the French coming back 
through the wheat, fighting as they 
came. Then the Germans, in two col- 
umns, steady as machines. To me as 
a military man it was a beautiful sight. 
I could not but admire the precision and 
steadiness of those waves of men in grey 
with the sun glinting on their helmets. 
On they came, never wavering, never 
faltering, apparently irresistible. 

But they were not irresistible. Back 
of the French was a force they had not 
reckoned on, a force as steady and con- 
fident as themselves. It was that 
battalion of the 5th Marines on our left. 

At the right moment the Americans 
opened up with a slashing barrage. 
Shrapnel, machine gun, and rifle hre 
was poured into those advancing lines. 
It was terrible in its effectiveness. I he 
French told us that they had never 
such marksmanship practise Jin the heat 
of battle. If the German advance had 
looked beautiful to me, that metal 
curtain that our Marines rang down on 
the scene was even mon 

The German lines did not break; they 
were broken. The Boches tell by the 
scores there among the wheat and the 

They hesitated; they halted; they 

withdrew ! I hen tin J 

again, tliey were brave men; we must 
grant them that. Thn they 

tried to reform md break through that 
barraee. hut they had I last. 

The United Stan s Marii pped 

them. Thus repulsed with h< 

they retired, but out hre was relet" 

it followed them to their death. They 

broke and ran for cover, though their 

ht^t line hung on till dark, north of 


Then, mercilessly, methodicalK 
shelled the woods where they had I 

Continued on page ' 

Some Interesting Notes 
On Camouflage Painting 


Now that the worst of the Great 
World War is behind us and we are 
struggling to get back to normal con- 
ditions, it may be of interest to know of 
the work done by the Boston Navy 
Yard Painters in the line of camouflag- 
ing. There were some great records 
made by that force on a number of 
ships. For example, the William Kel- 
logg, an oil tanker somewhere near 500 
feet long, lying up Chelsea Creek at 
the Tampico Works, was painted in 
one day. The foreman on the job left 
the shop in the morning with 35 men 
to start the job, and at 12.40 the force 
was increased to 50 men; after 4.40 
there was an additional 20 men sent 
up to push the job through and at 9 
P.M. they were all on their way back 
to the Yard with the ship finished. A 
few days later some of the force were 
sent over to the molasses wharf to do 
the ship "Amaleo"; they arrived there 
about 2.40 and in less than ten minutes 
after landing on the wharf they had 
the Shipping Board marker on the 
jump trying to keep ahead of the paint- 
ers. He told the foreman that the 
Navy Yard Force could cover more 


surface than any bunch of men he ever 
worked with, and he marks ships all 
over the District, from Bath to Provi- 

About 2.40 o'clock one afternoon a 
force was sent to the Standard Oil 
Docks to camouflage two ships and to 
have them finished by noon the next 
day. After getting started, they were 
held up by a severe shower which lasted 
for about two hours, but, in spite of all 
such drawbacks, the two ships were 
finished on time by noon the next day. 

During last summer two men were 
sent from the Camouflage Department 
at Washington to look over our work 
and our system of working, and they 
went out on several jobs with our force. 
They both made the statement that 
they never saw such an amount of work 
turned out by camouflage men, nor 
such accuracy in executing the design 
furnished by the Department. 

All due credit must be given to the 
Riggers' Department for the very 
efficient way they handled staging, for 
without this efficient help on their part 
the work could not have been finished 
on scheduled time. In all the 55 ships 
camouflaged not one had to go away 
unfinished because of any fault of the 
painters or riggers. 

According to Mr. O'Connell, the man 
representing the Camouflage Depart- 
ment, the Boston Navy Yard held the 
record at Washington for turning out 
more work than any other yard in the 
United States. 

It seems to be a habit with the Gene- 
ral Public to look at a painter as a being 
of not very much importance, but it 
can be proved in a great many instances 
that the work done by the camouflage 
men went a long way to help win the 
war and hold up the hands of the Boston 
Navy Yard in enlisting its claim as the 
100% navy yard of the world. 



Best Salvo Seller 

RUTH V. AHERN Yeoman lc 

Our attractive Yeoman (F) Ruth V. 
Ahern, Yeoman lc of the Chaplain's 
Office, has been complimented highly 
on the good work she has done in selling 
the greatest number of Salvos for the 
May issue. We expect greater returns 
from the Marine issue. How about it, 

Social Distinction in the Pantry 

McNally, who had dropped in to see 
his friend Collins, observed that, during 
the course of her conversation. Miss 
Collins referred several times to a 
chafing-dish party she had attended 
the evening before. 

Now McNally agreed with Collins 
that the latter's daughter was assuming 
entirely too many airs. So, to the end 
that she might be properly discon- 
certed, he suddenly blurted out: 

"An phwat th' deuce is a chafing- 
dish, now, I want to know?" 

"A chafing-dish, McNally," answered 
Collins, with an air of the utmost 
gravity, "a chafing-dish is a fryin'pan 
that's got into society!" 

Beware of the Dog 

Victim : "Confound your dog, madam, 
he nearly bit a piece out of my leg." 

Owner (distressed): "I am truly 
sorry,sir." "Naughty little Jack! after 
all my efforts to make Wednesday your 
meatless day!" 


Continued from Page 3 

refuge. A French aviator who sailed 
overhead saw one entire battalion anni- 
hilated there, and signalled back 
"Bravo!" to our gunners. 

It was a terrible slaughter; the mere 
thought of such wholesale killing is 
enough to curd'e Christian blood. 

On the 6th of June that memorable 
advance by the Marines on the south 
and west of Belleau Woods began, which 
did not stop until the last German was 
driven out of this stronghold and his 
machine guns captured or destroyed. 
Belleau Woods will ever be considered 
by the world as one of the most notable 
struggles that took place during the 
Great War. Here the Marines won 
undying fame and in honor of their 
deeds there the French, out of gratitude, 
have changed the name to that of Le 
Bois de la Brigade de Marine. During 
June the 2nd Division had captured 
Vaux, Bouresches, and Belleau Woods. 
This division was relieved by the 26th 
or New England Division between the 
4th and 9th of July. To the 2nd 
Division is the honor of stopping the 
Germans in the Chateau Thierry sector 
in their advance on Paris when they 
were less than forty miles away and of 
turning the tide of the German Army 
when it seemed as though the long 
coveted prize was almost within its 






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The Marines had imbibed the true 
spirit of their famous hymn especially 
the two lines which follow: — 
"Here's health to you and to our Corps, 

Which we are proud to serve, 
In many a strife we have fought for life, 

And never lost our nerve." 

Marines Are Out 

For Rifle Honors 

Expert riflemen of all branches of the 
service are looking ahead to the National 
Rifle Matches, to be held at Caldwell, 
N.J., in August. Already crack shots 
are figuring on their chances of making 
high individual scores, or are sizing up 
the possibilities of their several teams 
to lead the nation in rifle honors. 

The United States Marines believe 
that their chances are particularly 
favorable. Last year, at Camp Perry, 
Ohio, their team won the championship, 
successfully competing against a large 
number of teams composed of soldiers, 
sailors, and civilians. Sergeant Henry 
J. Haffner of the Marines succeeded in 
defeating over 1000 competitors and 
became the military champion of the 
United States, while Corporal Frank 
L. Branson, also of the Marines, won 
both the Wimbleton Cup and the 
Marine Corps Cup. 

Not satisfied with winning topmost 
honors on this side of the Atlantic, the 
Marines have recently distinguished 
themselves as marksmen in the Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces. Three 
Marines recently defeated all comers in 
the A. E. F. matches, winning first, 
second, and third places. Out of a 
possible 600, Corporal L. K. Peyton 
made 550; Sergeant J. F. Waters 548; 
and Corporal Delmar Rippey 545. 
General Pershing is sending back twentv 
crack shots of the Marine Corps to 
compete in the August meet. 

Interest in rifle practice has quickened 
of late, wherever Marines are stationed. 
High scores seem to be the rule, and it 
is evident that some new "supreme" 
riflemen are being developed among the 
Marines whose identity will not be dis- 
closed until the big match opens. An 
excellent record in small arms firing was 
made recently by the 1st Regiment of 
Marines on the range at Guantanamo. 
Cuba. Six hundred and thirty-two 
officers and men fired the course — five 
hundred and eighty-eight of them quali- 

fying as marksman or better. One 
hundred and ninety-seven were rated 
"expert rifleman." 

Among the new-comers there are 
bound to be some "Davy Crocketts" 
who will turn up as "dark horses" when 
the final selections are made. It is 
certain that the preliminary line-up 
favors the Soldiers of the Navy, and 
that they will bear watching in the 
coming contest. 


Brest, France, — The usual 
battle of the divisions was in progress 
out at the casual camp at Pontorson 
near here, when a United States Marine 
straight from the 2nd Division, walked 
in on the argument, whereupon a joking 
voice sounded : 

"Come on, Marine, get in the fight. 
Everybody else is doing press agent 
work for their own division, and one 
more won't do any harm. So turn 

The Marine grinned. 

"No, thanks," he said. "Guess I'll 
leave that to the Marine's press agent." 

"Who's that:" 

The Marine pulled a picture from his 

"Here he is, "came the announcement, 
and the argument ended. 

The photograph was a snapshot of a 
dead German. 

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Commissary Store 




Gift Presented to Mrs Rush by Master Mechanics 

At three o'clock on Monday, May 
26th, the Master Mechanics Association 
of the Boston Navy Yard, in a body, 
paid a surprise visit to Mrs. Wiiiiam R. 
Rush and the Commandant of the 
Boston Navy Yard, at their residence 
within the Yard. They were received 
by Mrs. Rush in the handsome parlors 
of that fine old colonial mansion, and 
Mr. Max M. Goldman, representing the 
callers, spoke as follows: 

"Commandant Rush: 

"With your permission, and on behalf 
of the Master Mechanics representing 
the many and varied auxiliaries of the 
Industrial Divisions under your com- 
mand, I would wish to speak to one 
who has been your excellent help-meet. 

"Mrs. Rush, the general public may 
not be aware that there are enough 
Master Mechanics employed in this 
Navy Yard to form a decent crowd to 
present themselves before the family of 
our military chieftain; a man who has 
won fame for what he accomplished in 
the first hard year of the war in the 
organization and the efficiency of the 
First Naval District; circumstances 
that resulted in making him one of the 
best among those who have fought for 
democracy of the world. 

"It is only a short time ago that we 
were permitted at your glorious anni- 
versary, to have substantial proof that 
the pleasures of a table are enhanced by 
the demonstrations of an epicure, one 
whose name has become popular in 
many households by reason that she has 

given to them the benefit of her studies 
of foods and their preparation. And 
many of us were reminded at that time 
of a portion of the Scriptures reading: 
'Let your light so shine before men that 
they may see your good works.' We 
most gladly do a little to increase that 
light, and present to you something 
which you may find useful as well as 
ornamental; it may not be so beautiful 
as the one in the Milan Cathedral, pre- 
haps the richest in existence, but we 
hope you like it. 

" This gift is not made merely because 
you are a part of our 'Grand Old Man,' 
the Commandant, but because we 
recognize some of the great work you 
have accomplished in the activities of 
the Red Cross, Navy Relief and other 
auxiliaries that have given cheer and 
comfort and health to those who went 
forth to the war. We are not unmindful 
of this, nor could we be even though we 
have remained here to do our part; for 
our sons, our daughters, our brothers, 
and our sisters who went forth to do 
their part and are now being returned 
were benefited directly, thus indirectly 
benefiting us. 

"You have been untiring, never 
resting, nor at peace — except when 
under the strain of doing for others; 
going among those needing your thought 
and consideration, unselfishly organ- 
izing for the glory of our Nation. You 
raised the magnificent sum of more 
than £ico,ooo for the Navy Relief 
Society — one of the greatest benevo- 
lences for those who brave the seas — 
that our Nation and its commerce shall 
be preserved. 

"You are going away, but you cannot 
take with you the memories that are 
precious with us of you and our Com- 
mandant. And we trust, Mrs. Rush, 
that you and the Commandant will be 
spared long to enjoy that companionship 
that fellowship, that is so dear to the 
home life of the American people. I 
again thank you, Mrs. Rush, for your 
presence with us." 

At the conclusion of this address, 
Mrs. Rush welcomed the delegation and 
spoke most feeiingly of the happy sur- 
prise and the kind and earnest words 
of the President of the Association. 
She said they were all true friends and 
had showed themselves all true friends 
to her husband particularly, as well as 
to herself; that the magnificent gift 
I touched her deep'y, and that it would 

be cherished by her always, and would 
always evoke affectionate remembrance 
of the kind and true donors. 

The Commandant said. 

"My dear friends and comrades, you 
have heard what Mrs. Rush has said of 
receiving such a handsome testimonial 
of your comradeship and good feeling. 
No weak or feeble word of mine can 
add anything to that, but I cannot 
refrain from saying a word in corrobo- 

"We have been — some of us — com- 
rades and friends for a decade past and 
know each other well; but it has been 
during the last three years, including 
those of the Great W~r, that our mutual 
confidence has grown to maturity, and 
we have felt that we know each other 
as well as men ever can. This is shown 
in the true comradeship which exists here 
and in the fine achievments of the 
Boston Navy Yard during the War. 

"Ten years ago I had finished a cruise 
in command of a ship in China, and 
upon my arrival here, your Command- 
ant invited me to remain. Four years 
later I was back with you again — this 
time from choice — and from that time 
up to the present we have been working 
side by side, with a common purpose 
and a common honesty of purpose that 
has borne the fruit that we hoped and 
expected, and brought the results ex- 
pected of us by our common superiors. 
Although a sailor and not a mechanic, 
I was sufficiently endowed to recognize 
in you a superior collection of men, 
American men with American tastes and 
American aspirations and an American 
way of attending to duty. I was able 
to appreciate your technical skill and 
saw that with your fine and honorable 
aims you could carry your efficiency to 
any height. So, knowing and appre- 
ciating this, it was my untiring effort 
to put myself in touch with you and go 
hand in hand as your comrade and 
nominal leader, towards a goal that was 
worth the gaining. You have succeeded 
and I have been with you. We have 
received during the War and since, the 
highest encomiums of the ships that 
have visited the Yard. We have been 
told that our work has been one hundred 
per cent in quantity and quality; that 
we have done better than other yards, 
and that we are entitled to just praise 
for doing this. You could have done 
this without me, but I never could have 

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done anything without you. You 
should know this and believe this, as 
we are now at the parting of the ways. 
It has been a joy indeed to serve with 
men who, when a little cross comes, sit 
down and confer together, and reason 
with one another, and settle it among 
themselves. You have seen the results 
of this in our own good work and our 
own success. You have seen the futility 
the unrest, the trouble, and the 
misery that has resulted elsewhere both 
within and without our country where 
this comradeship and cooperation did 
not exist. It has been a noble work 
that you have done, great and wonderful 
in its technical aspect, but still more 
wonderful in a spiritual way; for your 
good sense and your head and your 
heart have been one in the single purpose 
of success with harmony. 

"And now that we are about to part, 
I bespeak for my successor the same 
unfaltering loyalty and support that you 
have always given me. He will recog- 
nize and appreciate it, 1 am certain, and 
will respond to your loyalty as the 
gallant gentleman and officer that he is. 
And so we must go on to the end — unfal- 
tering, always with the single eye to 
great results, and to a success beyond 
others— and worthy of the great Boston 
Navy Yard." 

In addition to the members of the 
Master Mechanics Association, there 
were present Captain A. E. Watson, 
Captain of the Yard and Senior Aide 
to the Commandant, Lieutenant R. C. 
Curtis, Aide to Commandant, Mr. 
Patrick F. Walsh, Chief Clerk to Com- 
mandant, and many naval officers. 
1 he entire body was then entertained 
at tea by Mrs. Rush, assisted by her 
daughter, Mrs. James Jackson Cabot. 
It is needless to say that the utmost 
cordiality reigned on both sides, and all 
felt that an association of several years 
was about to come to an end, but all 
expressed themselves as looking forward 
to a time when they would meet again. 

Members of the Ai 

Association present 

William A. Rates, Master Pattern 
Maker; Charles O. Bourne, Master 
Electrician; George W. Burroughs, 
Master Joiner; John S. Blagdon, Assist- 
ant Master Electrician; Thomas P. 
Brennan, Foreman Laborer. Public 
Works; F. F. Maker, Yard Master; 
William Campbell. Master Shipfitter; 

James W. Cullinane, Master Sailmaker; 
J. A. Connerton, Assistant Master 
Machinist; F. E. Dodge, Master 
Painter; Hugh Doherty, Chief Progress- 
man; John S. Dickerson, Master Ship- 
wright; T. A. Foulke, Assistant Master 
Rigger; Max M. Goldman, Master 
Rigger and Laborer; Samuel Irwin, 
Master Machinist Afloat; J. P. Kearns, 
Assistant Master Machinist Afloat; R. 
P. Kneeland, Master Mechanic, Power 
Plant; John Keane, Master Plumber; 
M. Leahy, Assistant Master Machinist 
Inside; Neil McDonald, Assistant Mas- 
ter Joiner; R. J. McKeown, Master 
Moulder; William McCarthy, Master 
Coppersmith; William McCarthy, 
Assistant Master Ropemaker; William 
C. Nicholls, Master Boatbuilder; W. C. 
Otis, Foreman Mechanic, Public Works; 
Charles W. Oak, Foreman Laborer, 
Supply Department; J. Reid, Master 
Mechanic, Forge Shop; C. E. Schoffield, 
Assistant Master Shipfitter; E. R. 
Thayer, Master Machinist Inside; M. 
J. Turnbull, Master Ropemaker; C. 
Wettegren, Assistant Master Machinist 
Inside; William Hanson, Master Boiler 

Who's Who in the Navy Yard 

The boys are all pleased to see our 
old pal, Sam Pausey, back on the job 
after eighteen months over there with 
the Y. D., ioist Engineers. 

Schofield has more luck than Hawker. 
For particulars see McCarthy. 

Old Stafford is sporting a clean pair 
of overalls, same donated to him by 
one Harrv Varnum. 

Another Leadingman in the Ship- 
fitters' Shop was passing around the 
cigars a short while ago. It is "Pop 
Labadie" now. 

McCarthy's idea of the most generous 
! guy in the world, when it conns to 
ordering material, is Ike Jones. 

As usual. Shop K. stepped into line 
with ioo r , in the last Liberty Loan 
drive. Also ^243 for the "Sallies." 

Coyle drinks a pun every noon. Of 


Photo by White 

Phyllis P. Kflley 
It is not generally known that there 
is a real "Who's Who" in the Navy 
\ ard. And yet in a place where almost 
everyone is regarded on a standard of 
"rating," it is very natural that among 
women yeomen long service, together 
with accuracy, neatness and skill in the 
performance of their duty should receive 
due recognition. In this issue we notice 
Chief ^ eoman to the Commandant 
Boston Navy Yard. Phyliis P. Kelley. 
She enlisted : April 17. and was 
assigned to duty in the Command- 
ant's office. It was soon observed that 
Chief \ eoman Kelley possessed un- 
usual ability. 

Her success in handling the intricate and 
voluminous work of this office v . 
eminently satisfactory that by March. 
1918, she had obtained the 
chief, hem" the second woman to r< ecu e 
a chief's ratine in the first Naval Dis- 

Chief Yeoman Kelley is .1 graduate of 
the West Roxbury Hich School and o( 
a commecial college. Early in life she 
planned to make a name for herself in 
business and it is very evident that she is 
making good. She is accommodating and 
always pleasant To speak to. courttous 
in her treatment to all who have any 
business relations with her. She has .1 
host of friends in the Navj ^ ard. who 
are proud 10 acknowledge her as one of 

Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark 

Father-in-Law of Admiral Robison 

The Editors of the Salvo fondly hoped 
to publish in this issue a photograph 
and a sketch of the Naval career of 
the coming Commandant of the Boston 
Navy Yard, Rear Admiral S. S. Robison, 
U. S. N., but, after diligent search they 
were unable to obtain such a photo- 
graph except one taken at the Naval 
Academy many years ago, from which 
people would not be able to recognize 
him now. But we know that when he 
comes, we shall have as Commandant 
a gallant officer, a charming gentleman 
and a warm-hearted friend. 

It is not very difficult, however, for 
us to find in his family another gallant 
officer, and so — without asking per- 
mission of Rear Admiral Charles E. 
Clark, his father-in-law — we publish 
a copy of a painting which does him 
justice. The writer saw him on the 
day of this fight and he looked just as 
he does in this picture — big, manly, 
resolute, courageous and honest. 

On that memorable Sunday morning 
of July 3rd, 1898 — he stood on the 
top of his forward turret of the Oregon, 
her guns dropping their big shells 
alongside and all around the fleeing 
Cristobol Colon. It was this dropping 
of the Oregon's shells — this little 
fancy of Captain Clark — that sug- 
gested to the Captain of the Colon the 
advisability of beaching the vessel. 


The writer knows this, for he gazed 
from the roof of the after-turret of the 
Brooklyn at this moving picture, and 
there was ample time to study cause 
and effect. 

• Nelson said, "When signals cannot 
be seen or understood, no Captain can 
do very wrong if he places his ship 
alongside of that of an enemy." Clark 
must have recalled this famous saying 
of Nelson's, as he lay with the Oregon 
in a peaceful harbor of the Northwest, 
when his summons came to fight. He 
placed himself near the Spanish ships 
at Santiago — 14,000 miles from where 
he was — around Cape Horn in sixty- 
eight days — and came up off that port 
just in time to join the pursuit to the 
West, and did, indeed, by his own spirit 
and determination, "Place his ship 
alongside of that of the enemy." 

It was a wonderful feat, and succeeded 
only because those who sailed with 
him loved him as a dear friend, and saw 
.to it that no lack of watchfulness on 
the part of any of them should lead to 
breakdown or disaster. To many both 
within and without the Naval Service, 
Rear Admiral Clark is the hero of the 
Spanish War, as he is indeed the hero 
of those among his friends who worship 

The Salvo expresses the earnest wish 
and hope of many that the coming of 
Admiral Robison may sooner or later 
be followed by the coming here of 
Admiral Clark, whom to see and to 
meet will be an inspiration to us all. 


Sir: I'm not just sure that he was 
thinking of anybody in Versailles, but 
the local ecclesiastic who delivered the 
bac. address to the senior class of our 
vil. h. s. last night spoke several times 
of "these unpresidented days." 






For Benefit of Devastated France 

There is to be a Navy Day, June 
15th at Braves' Field, to be held for 
the benefit of the American Com- 
mittee for Devastated France. Admis- 
sion will be free, but a collection 
will be taken by women yoemen. 
The proceeds will go to the aiding of 
the poor in the devastated districts of 

The program includes a parade of 
the committee and one or two com- 
panies of blue jackets and marines. 
There will be a 100 yard dash open 
to Army Women and Navy Women 
Yeomen, a tug of war, Army and Navy, 
Chariot Relay Race, 10 relays, 10 
men each, Army and Navy, followed 
by an intermission, during which some 
prominent person will make an appeal 
for funds. An Army and Navy base- 
ball game will be played immediately 
after the speech, between the best 
teams that the Army and Navy are 
able to bring together. 

The program is in charge of R. M. 
Hoag, Lieut, (jg) (PC) USNRF 
District Athletic Officer. 

A large attendance is anticipated 
and it is hoped everyone will take a 
special interest in this affair. 



The following names have been 
added to the Distinguished Service 
List Women Yeomen, since photo- 
graph has been taken: Elizabeth Hor- 
gan, Grace M. Byrne, Fsther Higgins, 
Alice Higgins, Ethel M. Ward, Mari- 
etta Cullen, Margaret C. McGaffigan, 
and Mary Balfour. 


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The distinguished list tablet adorns the wall of the main entrance to the Administration Building; the above is a photograph of it. It 
contains ;he names of those women yeomen who by their attention to the uniform regulations governing their dress, have succeeded in attract- 
ing thca.'ention of the Yard police, the women inspectors and others who are responsible for the observance of the uniform regulation. 
They have distinguished themselves above others by their neatness in person and dress and by doing so have well earned the claim to a com- 
mendatory letter issued to them by the Commandant of the Yard and to the distinction of having their names placed upon a tablet of this 
kind. The service they rendered to the Yard is setting a good example to others and encouraging all to imitate them in this great particular 
of military service. 



Wedding of Daughter of Commandant and Mrs. W. R. Rush 


Her attendant 

One of the most important social 
events of the year at the Boston Navy 
Yard was the marriage of Miss Cathar- 
ine Rush, daughter of Commandant 
William R. Rush and James Jackson 
Cabot, son of Mr. and Mrs Godfrey 
Lowell Cabot of Cambridge. 

After the ceremony at St. Paul's 
Cathedral on Tremont St., Boston, a 
wedding breakfast was served at the 
residence of the Commandant after 
which a reception followed. 

The bride was gowned in ivory satin 
charmeuse and old point lace with a 
court train which fell from the shoulders. 
The tulle bridal veil was arranged with 
a Russian head-dress of point lace. She 
carried a shower bouquet of orchids 
and lilies of the valley. 

was Miss Helene 
Meeks of New York, who wore a gown 
of orchid and mauve chiffon and a leg- 
horn hat trimmed with chiffon and 
heather. The bridesmaids were dressed 
alike in orchid satin with overdrapery 
of orchid georgette crepe and leghorn 
picture hats veiled with georgette crepe 
and trimmed with budded flowers. 
They all carried bridesmaid's roses. 
Miss Eleanor Cabot, only sister of the 
bridegroom, Evelyn Hitchcock, 

Louise Inches and Mrs. Theus Munds 
were bridesmaids. 

Thomas D. Cabot, brother of the 
bridegroom, was best man, and the 
ushers included Charles R. Codman, 
Percy L. Wendell, Samuel Cabot, Roger 
L. Putnam, Richards C. Evarts of 

Boston and Alexander Fraser of New 

Preceding the bridal party as they 
came down the aisle was St. Paul's 
choir of men and boys. "Rejoice, the 
Lord is King" was played as the reces- 
sional march. 

It was one of the prettiest weddings 
of the season at St. Paul's. The altar 
was banked with palms. The officiat- 
ing clergymen were Rev. Samuel Mc- 
Comb, D.D., of Baltimore, formerly of 
the Emanuel Church of this city, and 
Dean Rousmaniere of St. Paul's. 

The bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Godfrey Lowell Cabot of Cambridge, 
graduated from Harvard in 1913. 

The bride has been very popular in 
Boston. She was educated abroad and 
at Miss May's School in Boston. 

After a trip, Mr. Cabot and his bride 
will live on Bay State Road and they 
have another home in West Virginia. 

The bride has been very popular 
and a great favorite in Boston and 
Washington Society. 

The disenrollment of the Accounting 
Office force is being looked forward to, 
and we all shall miss one another, but 
there will always remain the pleasant 
memories of friendships made while 

Yeoman McNamara expects to 
tour the country, after her disenrollment 
in her new "Overland Car." Be sure 
Esther it's "Overland" and not "over 
the top." 

We wish that charming chief from 
the Liberty Loan Office would state 
which one of the Accounting Office 
blondes he is after. Methinks it's Yeo- 
man Berkman, but Yeoman Pear- 
son holds a pretty fair chance. 

It is expected that Yeoman Murray 
will announce his intentions soon, as 
we all think Ruth is very anxious to 
know his state of mind. 

Yeoman Daley is very much inter- 
ested in what ships arrive, as Chief 
Yeoman Dooley is expected to arrive 
and big "doings" are expected, so save 
your pennies, girls. 


With the release of Lt. H. H. Van 
Ornum,U. S. N. R. F., Electrical Officer, 
the Boston Navy Yard loses one of its 
faithful and skilled technical experts. 
Lt. Van Ornum is a typical westener, 
born and raised in North Dakota and 
educated in the University of that 
state, graduating with the degree of 
E. E. He pursued an arduous course 
of practical electrical engineering in the 
works of the General Electric Co., and 
was then assigned to a position in the 
Middle West. With the outbreak of 
the war lie enlisted in the Naval Reserve 
Force and after a course at Annapolis 
was ordered to the U.S.S. Nevada and 
later to the Boston Navy Yard as 
Electrical Officer. His successful re- 
design of inadequate boat cranes on the 
Kearsarge, his system of electrical inter- 
lock on O-Boats and his many other 
efficient projects accomplished against 
time and system will not be forgotten 
soon. His moral was "Constant Effi- 
ciency." He has proven men and 
supervisors can work in harmony 
though driven by utmost emergencies. 
He is admired by Regulars, Reservists 
and civilians and we all wish him God- 
speed. Lt. Van Ornum is to be suc- 
ceeded by Lt. Comdr. Ellis, formerly 
stationed at the Harvard Radio School. 


According to the new 

Stetson naval and 
civilian shoes 


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Tom Coughlin's motto is "Don't 
cross a bridge until you come to it," 
but Tom reached a bridge where he 
used to good advantage his double act- 
ing pump and jack. (Both bad actors.) 

Mystery — Where did the eleven 
dollars and five cents go to? 

Marcus to Charlie: "Well, you see 
I live a little better than the majority 
of the draftsmen." 

Charlie: "That's so, you must eat 

With all the various kinds of ma- 
chines that are being purchased by the 
men in the Machinery Division, there 
ought to be a good chance for saving 
carfare and, by the way, boys, don't 
pass your friends by at City Square 
mornings, as though you were blind. 

We are glad to welcome back to our 
office Messrs. Cole and Pilkington, who 
have been in Washington for the past 
few months. We also extend our con- 
gratulations to Mr. Cole and Miss 

Poor Kitty, she goes to sleep every 
noon up in the Armory, hoping that 
Tommy will get tired of his Buick 
(which he undoubtedly will) and come 
back from his vacation early. It is 
tough luck for you, Kitty, but probably 
worse for Tommy. 

It is assumed that the busy attitude 
of Russell these days must be due to 
the additional daylight hour and the 
light of the sun. Oh! for a cloudy day. 

Mr. Linnehan, our well-known car- 
toonist and reputable citizen of the 
town of Randolph, is not satisfied with 
raising "Cain" before he gets "Abel" 
but is now contemplating raising pigs 
on his farm. It is suggested that if he 
takes one along with him when he goes 
out riding in his Coffee Grinder he 
won't have to buy a horn and he will 
have the whole of the road to himself. 

If any draftsman feels a draft apply 
to M. M. Blunt for a needle and thread. 

Where twin sofa chairs have monopo- 
lized the most of Clarence Cole's time 
while around home, it is evident that 
the habit still remains in his place of 
business. Some stool! 


When it comes to making complicated 
pipe plans, it has nothing on 
Coughlin's crank handle. 

We trust that Gloomy Gus who is on 
the market for an allied dog will not 
meet with the same disappointment as 
did "Lefty" Eaton when he called at 
692 for his kittenish old cat. 

We all know now why Clarence Cole 
was laboriously studying the movements 
of the young lady's hnpers while knit- 
ting each noon, for it is a fact that he 
learned the size of her ring finger. 

Constant worry as to what they will 
do when the nation goes dry is gradually 
causing the thatch on certain domes of 
thought to become thin, and it is feared 
that the few remaining hairs will not 
long withstand the drought. 

Visitor: (at demobilization camp): 

Now that the war is over, I suppose you 

boys will be beatins: your swords into 

Corporal Comeback: Like blazes! 

What we're going to do is hammer our 

tin derbies into dinner pails. 

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Where? In China — Pekinr No, 
right here in Boston. A city, all walled 
in from the outside world — the Navy 

Now, but few people think of the 
Yard as a city, and yet so it is, with 
its population, environment and unique 
character. The passers-by have been 
accustomed to take a passing view of 
the ancient walls, the building of which 
"runneth beyond the memory of man," 
glance at the not infrequent notices of 
"charged wires," and naturally think 
that they do not rate an inspection of 
the "Forbidden City" nor of the hospi- 
tality of the forces within, whoever they 
might happen to be. Still others, im- 
bued with the spirit of adventure, or, 
like the tourist, with a reckless disregard 
for navy etiquette and established 
rules, rind themselves gazing into the 
great dry-docks, wondering at the 
strength and activity of the traveling 
cranes, or musing upon the odd-looking 
little engines tugging away at freight 
cars, and they forget altogether that 
they are within the walls of a real city, 
where, as in Pekin, a certain seclusion, as I 
well as protection, has developed a per- 
sonnel unlike the outside. 

It was in 1800 that the Navy Yard ' 
began its history. In 1801 at least six 
buildings had been erected; and by 

1805 the city began to boast of per- 
manent residents. If it be objected 
that most of the people simply go in 
for the day and return to their homes 
at night, our reply is: "So say we of 
Boston." For, be it remembered that 
the average Bostonian finds his bed 
room in some other place; but this is a 
city of homes. The stately mansion 
of the Commandant, the other quar- 
ters for the many officers, and the|r 
families, the barracks of the Marines 
and the hammocks of the gobs, justifies 
the claim for a real city life. 

The splendid group of children, with 
their teacher, must convince everyone 
that here is a very much alive and real 
school. And the sturdy company of 
worshippers who grace the Chapel on 
Sunday mornings — paying reverent 
attention to the Divine Services, min- 
istered in turn by the Protestant and 
the Catholic Chaplains; and the more 
liberal meetings in the evenings con- 
ducted in the"Hut," do much in main- 
taining the very high moral standards 
and religious environment of Boston's 
Navv Yird. 

Dramatics are not overlooked. The 
recent show in Jordan Hall, (all 
Navy Yard talent), proved a great I 
success. Well trained and enthusiastic 
base-ball teams, with fans and such 

like; dancing parties and teas, lunch- 
eons and banquets, evidence a truly 
American spirit and fraternity here. 
The Commandant, active in everything 
for good, recently entertained a com- 
pany of friends in his own home with 
up to date moving pictures. 

It is in the air that women yeomen 
are to be given special swimming les- 
sons; that certain Lieutenants and 
Ensigns are planning matrimony — 
so it is clear that there is a regular and 
well-maintained gossip, in spite of the 
Anti-Gossip Club just formed in New 

Here also may be found the various 
organizations so necessary to city life: 
the Y. M. C. A., K. of C.; Welfare War 
Work, Red Cross, and about everything 
else that counts in social activities. 
Then there is the Post Office, with its 
efficient and obliging master and force; 
the well equipped fire department; 
the ever watchful police officers; the 
telephone central with "line's busy,"; 
and that sterner means of discipline, 
the courts and brig, all of which show- 
that a city really has its being all behind 
the ancient walls. 

And there are other signs of life and 
efficiency; even if the walls hide the 
commercial life of the city. Here are 
maintained restaurants and lunch coun- 
ters — places where sodas and sundaes, 
ice creams and confections, tonics and 
tobacco are dispensed. 

One does not need to leave the Yard 
to procure groceries and provisions, 
meats and condiments, fruits and 
pastry. Nor must it be forgotten that 
there is a First Aid Hospital, with 
trained nurses and attendants, and a 
corps of the very best physicians and 
surgeons always on call. Not even 
the dentists' parlors must be omitted, 
for the sweets are so commodious 
and elaborately fitted and furnished 
with the very latest instruments and 
appliances that the average outside 
dentist would be green with envy. And 
it must be added that the laundry and 
tailor shop, the printing and the pub- 
lishing departments, are strictly first- 

Then it is an organized city. Its 
many industries and departments so 
well fit into each other that it is one 
great mechanism, where the very maxi- 
mum of industrial efficiency has been 
reached. There are no labor troubles, 
as all are employed, and there are no 

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walking delegates — much praise to 
the Commandant and his splendid 
Heads of Departments, for much of 
this orderly activity is due directly to 
efficient management and foresight. 

Turn your eyes towards the great 
eight-story building, scarcely noticeable 
by those without the gate, known as 
149, where are stored supplies of all 
sorts for a three-year supply for our 
ships, and which by reason of it being 
the headquarters of the First Naval 
District may reasonably be designated 
as "The Little Building." 

It is here that the business of the 
First Naval District is conducted, and 
here, independent of all other rules and 
regulations, and quite as separate as 
Washington, D. C, is from Maryland, 
are the Admiral's Offices, the District 
Disbursing and Detail Offices, and such 
other forces, and equipments and sup- 
plies that relate to the District at large. 
This is the Mecca of many a mariner, 
who, after braving the dangers of sea 
and subs, has gone hither seeking his 
release from active service. Here the 
ever persistent politician tries the 
patience, as the contrary seas do the 
navigators on the bridge, seeking the 
sacrifice of efficiency and fairness, to 
promote personal interests. And here 
the faithful are honored and the worthy 

The Walled City has a peculiar 
environment and life. No other city 
of similar size can boast of a better 
array of dignitaries. Indeed it is 
doubtful if there is another community 
in America where so many men of talent 
and skill, of social, scientific and techni- 
cal training are working together or 
where so large a percentage of the per- 
sonnel as that of the master and the 
skilled mechanic can be found. The 
one open door to the Yard is a liberal 
education, technical training and a 
Civil .Service examination. Thus the 
earning power of its people is excep- 
tionally high. The question is not 
asked: "Can you make :i certain thing;" 
but the order is given to produce it. 

So separate is the walled city from 
the surrounding cities, that great battle- 
ships come and go all unnoticed by the 
world outside. To more specifically 
demonstrate this fact, the Bra/OS, .1 
fuel ship of 15,500 tons, 47; feet jn 


length, was built, and a few days ago 
slid into the water, in the presence of 
some 35,000 people: but too little 
attention was given to the fact for the 
public, some Boston daily papers not 
even making mention — if indeed, they 
knew anything about it. And in like 
manner foreign ships come and go, 
attracting no special attention. 

Few persons visiting here stop to 
think that the stalwart young Marines, 
who guard the entrances and reservation 
with such grace and dignity, are the 
very men of the "famous old 6th" that 
turned the tide of battle against the 
Germans at Chateau Thierry. Nor do 
they know that the band that plays on 
the "Common," opposite the Com- 
mandant's residence each day, has 
among its members men who furnished 
the martial music and the spirit of 
patriotism with more enthusiasm when 
the serpents of the sea were doing their 

When the history of the Boston Navy 
Yard is written there will be recorded 
many names that have shone prom- 
inently in American history, not only 
for what they accomplished in Naval 
and Marine affairs, but for that broad 
spirit of true Americanism that has 
been woven into the national fabric. 



1 here have been many peculiar ways 
to acquire real estate in times gone by. 
Some come in possession by purchasing, 
others by legacy, and after taking pos- 
session, finding at times that one has 
made a good bargain, and at other 
times that they have been handed a 
"lemon." There is a story going the 
rounds in a certain department not to 
be mentioned, that one of the men pur- 
chased a piece of real estate at Revere 
Beach and found on visiting the locality 
that he would either have to wait until 
ebb tide, or else get a diving suit. He 
expected to make a kitchen garden there 
this summer, but has found that his 
summer's crop is already planted, and 
all he needs is a low tide, a clam hoe 
and a bucket to supply his table at any 
time. But the question that is bother- 
ing hmi now is, did he buy that property 
by the foot, the yard, or the barrel. 

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Thayer's Yard Stick 

In our early school davs we were all 
more or less familiar with the teachers' 
yard stick, but the thought crops up 
in my mind as to how many are con- 
versant with "Thayer's Yard Stick." 

" 1 haver's \ ard Stick," and it has 
certainly proven itself to be a yard stick, 
inasmuch as it was devised for the sole 
purpose of measuring up the qualifica- 
tions of applicants seeking employment 
in all allied trades connected with ship- 
building, is the cognomen that was 
given to the very ingenious chart which 
was compiled and drawn up by Mr. 
Edwin R. Thayer, Master Machinist 
at this Yard. 

I he chart was the fore-runner in 
enabling the Board of Arbitration, of 
which Mr. I haver was a component 
part, in bringing the precarious situa- 
tion, for it was a recognized fact con- 
ceded by heads of labor organizations 
as being a very delicate subject, the 
improper handling of which would have 
resulted in upsetting one of the most 
elaborate shipbuilding programs in 
America at the time when the countr\ 
was in dire need of such equipment. 

Mr. Thayer was highly commended 
by Navy Department officials and by 
Mr. H. B. Endicott, Head of the Arbi- 
tration Board and the Committee tor 
Public Safety. Commonwealth of Mass- 
achusetts, for his untiring interest and 
efforts in this matter, and. moreover, 
for his famous "Yard Stick" which was 
utilized to a great advantage in Other 
labor difficulties. 

An Unwise Choice 

The Aldrich family were farmers, 
and it had always been a trial to them 
that their only son preferred city life. 
They hoped that during his time in 
France his ideas might chance. 

"We thought perhaps you might 

marry one of them women Farmers m 

read so much about over there, said 
his father oik evening shortly after his 
return home "she would have been a 
wonderful help here, lorn." 

"But. father. I am j;oinc to many .1 
nurse." interposed lorn, quickly. 

"Nurse" questioned the old man. in 
disgust. "Do yei expect to be sick all 
ver life : " 

What's personal liberty, pop"' 
Mr. Clubbitt: "There's no 
thing, son." 





Mr. Joe Mitch .-11 Chappie, the genial 
editor of the National Magazine, enter- 
tained about twenty-five prominent 
business m^in of Boston at a Round 
Table at his home in Dorchester Friday 
last. He etpected Governor Coohdge, 
but previous engagements prevented his 
Excellency from being present. Ad- 
miral Sims was also invited, but his 
recent illness compelled him to remain 
in Newport. 

Among those representing the ser- 
vices were General Clarence E. Ed- 
wards, commanding the Northeast De- 
partment; Commander Timothy S. 
O'Leary, U. S. N., representing the 
Boston Navy Yard, and Captain Brown, 
United States Marines of this Post, 
who recently returned from nearly two 
years' service overseas. A delightful 
evening was had, as there is always a 
"go" in whatever Mr. Chappie does. 

The guests gathered round a large 
round-table, where they were enter- 
tained during the repast by a group of 
juvenile performers who sang songs in 
a way that would have done credit to 
those of more mature years. 

Mr. Chappie told of several inter- 
esting experiences during his work in 
France. Although in a civilian capac- 
ity, he was active in assisting wherever 
he could be of help, and saw a great 
deal of work of the 26th Division during 
its activities at the front. Of the inter- 
esting stories he told, one was of the 
origin of the Battle Hymn of the 
Republic, and the occasion which 
inspired it as related to him personally 
by Julia Ward Howe a few years before 
her death. After telling this story, 
those assembled sang the hymn with 
much enthusiasm. 

General Edwards related his thrilling 
experiences at the front and of the 

glorious work done by the 26th Division 
at Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, Bourse 
and other points where the Division 
faced the Hun. His remarks were 
listened to intently and it should be 
noted that it is only on such an occasion 
as a Round Table, presided over by 
such an inspiring genius as Mr. Chappie, 
that one hears the true story of events. 
It was a genuine pleasure for those 
present to hear from the lips of the 
General, the conditions as they existed 
at the front, the obstacles that had to 
be overcome, and the bravery, persever- 
ence and tact displayed by the officers 
and men of the American Army. 

Commander Timothy O'Leary repre- 
senting the Boston Navy Yard, gave a 
brief description of the important work 
done by the Navy Yard toward the 
winning of the war and paid a glowing 
tribute to the Commandant for his 
untiring and highly successful effort to 
make the Boston Yard rank highest in 
efficiency of any Navy Yard in the 

He praised the Yard force, civilians 
and enrolled personnel, particularly 
the women, for their fine work, zeal 
and hearty co-operation to achieve 
success and to win out. He thought 
the citizens of Boston and vicinity did 
not realize the tremendous amount of 
work the Yard had done, and the great 
credit that had been bestowed upon 
it by those who knew. The ships were 
docked, repaired, equipped, supplied 
with all necessary stores, and took their 
departure quietly to do effective work 
against the enemy without the populace 
knowing what was happening. . He told 
of the excellent work done by the mine- 
laying vessels fitted out at the Yard and 
their great success, and referred to the 
important part played by destroyers 
that guarded the ocean lanes, convoyed 
the transports, and made it possible to 
put the Army across. 

Several of the business men told of 
their part in assisting the Government 
in the various lines of war work, of what 
had been done, and what is still being 
done to "finish the job." 

The event was delightful and the 
guests spent a profitable evening and 
were greatly indebted to Mr. Chappie 
and to Mrs. Chappie, who graced the 
occasion with her presence, in fact that 
did much to make the occasion a great 
success in a spirituelle as well as material 



Members of the Issue Section are 
making arrangements for the hiring of 
a cottage at Nantasket Beach to spend 
the week-ends during the Summer 
Saturday half-holidays. 

Everything worth while happens in 
this Section. Ask O'Connell, he knows. 

Congratulations, Tirrell, the more 
the merrier. Name it Issue, just for 

As a roller skater, George Presby is 
a good swimmer. Keep at it, Pres, you 
can only die once. 

Miss Winchester was seen astride a 
noble steed the other eve. Thinking of 
joining a circus, Gladys? Better stick 
to roller skates — you are nearer the 

Miss Lakin is sporting a spark. How 
far away is the happy day, Rose? 

1 he members of the Section compris- 
ing the bowling teams will celebrate 
with a supper and theatre party in the 
very near future. A tip for those 
attending — Sign off the next day. 

Miss Crotty intends to pay a visit 
to the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, in the 
near future. Be sure and bring back 
a ring, Aggy. 

While visiting in Lynn, last week, 
Mr. O'Connell fell and factured a small 
bone in his arm. Must have slipped 
on a Record Order. The matter wasn't 
reported to the police. 

"Joe" Washburn is with us again 
after a short absence from the Office. 
Miss Lewis has returned after a three 
days' vacation to the Big City. Did 
anyone try to sell you the monument 
in Central Park, Ethel? 




George McKenzie 

Apropos to the men who have given 
long faithful service to the Government, 
we wish to mention the name of one 
of our fellow workmen, Mr. George 
McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie has just 
completed 21 years of good, faithful 
service in the boatshop, and we all know 
that he has had some very tempting 
offers to leave the yard and go outside 
to work, but he has refused them all, 
and stuck by the boatshop. We would 
like to hear from some of the other 
men of Mr. McKenzie's type in other 

They say that Bob was in the front 
row every night of the show given by 
the Women Yeomen. How did she 
look, Bob? 

Get out of the way, here comes 1088! 

They say Mike M is not walking 

over to work any more, since the Bay 
View car has been running to the tunnel. 
Mike has been making some great 

If anybody wants a hunch, see Herb 
Nick. He has a lot of them. 

If any of the boys take a ride out 
Medford way this summer be sure to 
stop at John Tobin's. He will give 
you all the vegetables that you want 
and it won't cost you or John anything. 

They say that Capacano makes a 
lot of novelties out of wood. The other 
day he made a wooden whistle that 
wouldn't whistle. 

Our leadingman, Charlie Smith, was 
seen escorting a very attractive young 
lady through the Yard recently. Come 
on Charlie, let us in on it. 

Our Quarterman, Mr. Edwards, is 
not going to buy any more car checks. 
He says he gets stung with them. It 
must be that there are bees (B's) on 


Conversation overheard in the Locker 
Room. Joe McCarty: "Say, Tom, 
what's the better part of wisdom?" 
Tom Donnelly: "Well, Joe, knowing 
when you have enough said." 

I see Okie O'Connor has installed 
a new French mirror in his locker. 
There are no girls working in the Rope 
Walk now. I wonder what is the big 

Spike Doyle is looking for a sparring 

Doherty's on Chelsea Street is the 
scene of a great many arguments on 
pipe bending. In this particular argu- 
ment thecontestants were Joe Williams, 
Al Pope and Joe Boyle. ' Bro. Williams 
was attempting to explain a difficult 
bend, and not having a piece of chalk 
to make a diagram of said bend upon 
the floor the thought struck him that 
he might illustrate it on the bar. 
Immersing the forefinger of the left 
hand in a hod of golden brew he made 
an imprint on the bar, but stood per- 
plexed, not having a very good illustra- 
tion. Suddenly the waiter came along 
with a cloth and accidentally hit one 
end of the imprint, making the exact 
change necessary to represent that 
which Joe wished. Joe congratulated 
the bartender upon his knowledge o\ 
the trade and offered him a position in 
his new copper shop, which he says he 
is going to ( pen when the I nited States 
has its next war. 


They that go down to the sea in ships 
see His wonders in the deep. 

This is a picture of one of the IJ. 
S. Submarine Chasers taking a high 
dive in the English Channel; one of 
the best chasers in the Detachment. 
It was taken from the stern of a ves- 
sel ahead of the chaser, and it was es- 
timated it would sometimes go over 
50 feet in the air. 



Souvenirs of Receptions 

Invitations and Dance Orders 
Launching Ini itations, July 
Fourth Programs, Star 

Our goods arc marked or qualify, 
originality and the loving touch of 
expert craftsmen. 


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moving picture house, 
this quartette. 

Henry Gove, one of our ambitious 
boys, has bought himself a farm. Con- 
gratulations, Henry, keep a good watch 
on the chickens. 

Will some one ask John Driscoll how 
father is? 

Will Women Yeomen Cross and 
Cohen of the machinery division please 
tell us who were the two good-looking 
young men they were with in the ship- 
smith office on the day of the launching? 

We a<re proud of our hero John J. 
Kelly, who was a member of the ioist 
Co. B. He was chief marshal of the 
parade held at Charlestown, May 15th. 

Charlie Horrigan is a staunch be- 
liever in physical culture. In taking 
his exercise last evening of touching 
the floor without bending his knees, 
Charlie forgot to keep the fadiation in 
front of him — nufF sed. 

The stork paid a visit to the home 
of N. R. Jensen of Maiden and left a 
baby boy weighing 8X pounds. Mother 
and baby are doing well. Congratula- 

Have you seen Richelieu at the 
Copley Plaza? 

This office is in mourning. We have 
lost our Etta. 

Wallace Crook, our Quarterman chain 
maker, has bought a garage. Leading- 
man Carter of the Electrical Depart- 
ment, please take notice. 

John Clauda is working on his 
motor boat and expects to put her over 
next week. We always did like John. 

We welcome back to our force Mr. 
Ahearn who has been out on. sick leave 
for the past six weeks. 

It has been suggested that our office 
quartette, consisting of William Cleary, 
first tenor, Wallace Crook, second 
tenor, Alex Twomy, bass, and John 
Allanda, baritone, try out at some local 

Some class to j ^ 

Don't get rough, John. 

Will some one please tell us why so 
many of the office force are taking 

Mr. Albert Leahy, Assistant Super- 
intendent of this department, has re- 
turned from a two-weeks' vacation. 

Who left the front door open all 

Yes, I like cake, Jim. It was deli- 
cious, but bring a little more next time. 


Storekeeper Sullivan is back on duty 
here after eighteen months sea duty. 
It is rumored that Sully will enter the 
field of matrimony. How about it, 

Chief' Yeoman Hardenburgh is also 
back with us again and we are all glad 
to have him in our midst. Ask Charlie 
to tell you about the day his Boston 
Terrier took a fit in City Square. It 
appears to have been more thrilling 
than any of his sea experiences. 

Frank Taylor and Woman Yeoman 
Moburg, have been seen together lately. 
What will Howard say (Noel) ? 

"Pa, what is a humorist?" 
"A humorist? Why, a humorist is the 
fellow who can make an audience laugh 
at something that isn't funny." 


Yard Phone 229 


Building 39, Third Floor 

Cleaning, Repairing, Pressing 
and Alterations of all kinds 

Caps, Shoulder Marks, Devices and 
Gold Lace 


Three nights a week to the Thompson 
Square Theatre and a visit to the house 
Sunday night. A very good start for 
our "Nervo" Coyne. 

Rubberneck Malmstrom says the 
doctors had a slashing time with his 
neck, trying to remove that carbuncle. 

It's a sad story mates. Fred Bent 
spent #4.50 to prepare for the Lynn 
celebration, for which he received $5.00. 

Fred says, "I made enough for a feed 

If you want to know how Miss 
Plummer is ask Walter Erb. 

Come early and avoid the rush! 
Fred Bent is going to sell the old tires 
from his flivver. Will meet prospective 
buyers between 4.30 o'clock and City 
Square the first Monday in September. 

Jack Kahler's only wish is that they 
don't declare Prohibition on Coco-Cola. 


A young woman, recently married, 
had acquired the habit of fishing hubby's 
pockets when he went out to work. 
When he returned one afternoon his 
wife said, "I am going to get a divorce, 
George, I am positive you have deceived 
me." "What in the world do you 
mean? Are you going crazy? What 
have I done?" She, crying, "I found a 
memorandum in your pocket this 
morning to buy some ribbon for your 

Was No Relation 

A colored gentleman in the South 
by the name of Joshua Johnson was 
arrested for making whiskey. When 
his case was called, the judge, being 
in a jocular mood, asked "Joshua, are 
you any relation to the Joshua of old 
who made the sun stand still?" "No 
sah, yer honah, I am no relation, but 
ah am the real an' 'riginal Joshua wat 
dun made de moon shine." Case dis- 

General C. R. Edwards 


General Clarence R. Edwards organ- 
ized arid trained the 26th Division, the 
first completely organized American 
division to arrive in France. 

He commanded this Division in the 
trenches from the 5th of February, 1918 
to the 25th of October, 1918. 

He was commander of the Division 
longer than any other general "over 
there," and his fair and square treat- 
ment of his men made him idolized by 
all who served under him. 

The following is a brief outline of his 
Born Cleveland, O., January 1, i860. 
Graduated United States Military Acad- 
emy, 1883. 
Has honorarv degree of A.M. and LL.D. 
from St. John's, Fordham, where he 
was military instructor. 
Married Bessie Rochester Porter, June 

u, 1889, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 
Commissioned second lieutenant, 10th 
Infantry, on graduation. West Point. 
Frontier service for several years. 
Major, United States Volunteers, May 

12, 1898. 
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Vol- 
unteers, August 17, 1899. 
Mustered out of Volunteers' service, 

July 2, 1901. 
Brigadier General, United States Army, 

June 30, 1906. 
Major General, United States Army, 
August s, 1917. 


Chief of Staff for General Lawton in the 
Philippines. Participated in all of 
Lawton's campaigns and brought 
back to the United States the body 
of his chief. 

Chief of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, 
Washington, July 1, 1902, to May 
12, 1912. 

Later commanded 2d Brigade, lexas 
City, Hawaiian Brigade and Panama 
Canal Zone troops. 

Appointed Commander Northeastern 
Department, April 30, 1917. 

Made Commander 26th Division, made 
up of National Guard units of New 
England States, August 22, 1917. 

Sailed for France with this Division, 
September 7, 1917. 

Commanded Division in all of its 
engagements up to October 24, 1918, 
when he was relieved and ordered 
home to a command at Camp Lee, Va. 

Never took latter command; ordered 
to resume his old command at Bos- 
ton, as head of the Northeastern 
Department, November 30, 1918. 

Returned to Boston, November 24, 
19 18. Guest of state and city at the 
Edwards Day celebration in this city, 
November 26th, 1918. 

We cannot give a detailed account 
of the wonderful work accomplished by 
General Edwards in this small paper, 
but it is sufficient to say that his name 
and deeds will be held in the memory 
of the people of the United States, 
particularly those of New England for 
generations to come. 

Signs of the Times 

The first robin wears a button read- 
me: "No worm; no song. 








387 Washington, St., Boston, Mass. 

The Ten Demandments 

1. Don't lie. It wastes my time and 
yours. I am sure to catch you in the 
end, and that end is the wrong end. 

2. \\ atch your work, not the clock. 
A long day's work makes a long day 
short; and a short day's work makes 
my face long. 

3. Give me more than I expect, and 
I will give you more than you expect. 
I can afford to increase your pay if you 
increase my profits. 

4. \ou owe so much to yourself you 
cannot afford to owe anybody else. 
Keep out of debt, or keep out of my 

5. Dishonesty is never an accident. 
Good men, like good women, never see 
temptation when they meet ir. 

6. Mind your own business and in 
time you'll have a business of vour own 
to mind 

7. Don't do anything here which 
hurts your self-respect. An employee 
who is willing to steal for me is willing 
to steal from me. 

8. It is none of my business what you 
do at night. But if dissipation affects 
what you do the next day, and you do 
half as much as I demand, you'll last 
half as long as you hoped. 

9. Don't tell me what I like to hear, 
but what I ought to hear. I don't 
want a valet for my vanity, but one for 
my dollars. 

10. Don't kick if I kick. If you're 
worth while correcting you're worth 
while keeping. I don't w.iste time 
cutting specks out of rotten apples. 



There's a rose that grows onWeary's 

And it's wonderful to see. 

It has cost him dear, 

It will last a year, 
\\ hen Booze is a memory. 

It's the only rose that W eary knows. 

It's the work of the barkeep's hand. 
Mid the bottles and ki g 
Stood old H.n£ and Hai£. 

The rose of No Man's Land. 

The Drafting Room mystery: — 

W ho loaned the buck to Ericsoo that 
he lost to " fen Pin" Graffam in I re- 
cent bowling match 5 



The Stormy Petrel" 

Who Lit in the Navy 

Chief Quartermaster Charles H. Squires, United States Navy 

Charles H. Squires, C. Q. M., U.S.N., 
first enlisted in the Navy October 17, 
1879. He served on the following ships: 
"Independence," "Wachusett," "Iro- 
quois," "Atlanta," "Richmond," "Con- 
stellation," "Vermont," "Minneapolis," 
"New York," "Kentucky," "Hist," and 
"Wabash." He was retired from the 
last named ship, and was called back 
to active duty at the outbreak of the 
war. He is now on his first hitch of 
his second thirty years. All during 
his service of thirty-three years he has 
an absolutely clear record. The nine 
gold stripes which he wears signify a 
clear record throughout. 

He is known as "Stormy" Squires. 
At the time of the wreck of the "Dis- 
patch" on Asantagua Shoals, off the 
Delaware Capes, he was on the "At- 
lanta" which was sent to the relief of 
the derelict ship. Squires was assigned 
to put extra lashings on the port life 
boat. A heavy sea came up and struck 
the boat, splitting her in two, both ends 

hanging to the davits. As luck would 
have it Squires and another man hap- 
pened to have hold of the life lines and 
clung aboard. Someone shouted to 
Squires: "Stormy weather, eh!" Squires 
replied: "Yes, but we're here." From 
that day the nickname "Stormy" has 
clung to him. 

Chief Quartermaster Squires holds a 
letter of commendation from the Secre- 
tary of the Navy, for bravery in rescuing 
an attempted suicide, which reads as 
follows: — * 

December 23, 1914. 

"From: Secretary of the Navy. 
To: Charles H. Squires, Ch. Quarter- 
master, U.S.N., Receiving 
Ship, Boston, Mass. (Com- 
manding Officer.) 

Subject: Commendation. 

The Department commends you for 

your gallantry in rescuing from drown- 

I ing a young woman who had attempted 

suicide off Winthrop, Massachusetts 
October 13th, 1914. 


The Singer sewing machine at which 
Squires is seen working in the picture 
was bought by him in Smyrna and 
carried by him for many years. He is 
making an ensign for the Frigate Con- 
stitution. This flag is hoisted on the 
Constitution on important occasions. 

He can make a full size American 
ensign in a day and has done it in 

In the words of the Chief Quarter- 
master "this sewing machine will sew 
anything from muslin to Brussels carpet, 
and do a good job." He would not 
exchange it for any other machine in 
the market today. 



Miss Aubrey Danilson 

On May 22d there was another freight 
lighter launched at the Boston Navy 
Yard, Number 81. It went off* the 
ways at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. 
Among the officers present were Com- 
mandant William R. Rush, Lieutenant 
Commander G. A. Andrews, Lieutenant 
Commander Richie, Lieutenant Com- 
mander Lerew. 

Miss Aubrey Danilson, daughter of 
Lieut. Danilson was sponsor. The 
lighter was christened" Aubrey." 






One day recently, Clarke said to Bud, 
"Say, Bud, my little three-year-old 
daughter is a champ; she went to a 
store and got a penny's worth of gum. 
The lady forgot to take her penny, and 
she came home and put it in the bank." 

"That's nothing," said Bud. "My 
kiddo passed a silver button on a near- 
sighted fruit dealer for a banana, and 
got back two cents change." 

Ah, hah! Monkey business! 

Mr. Joe Zion, who sings "Rock-a-bye 
Baby" better than Al Jolson himself, 
departed for a month's vacation on the 
15th of May. He intended to go to 
Winnepeg, Manitoba. 

(The following was handed to us and, 
as we will print anything but money, 
here goes. Tom and Waddie are both 
married so can stand anything.) 

The design section has been getting 
top-heavy lately and has been forced to 
throw offballast, this ballast being taken 
care of by the Record Section. It is 
noted that the Record Section shows a 
mar velous capacity for taking on ballast, 
additional work being assigned to this 
department every once in a while. 

It is said that Eddie Hamilton is soon 
to become associate editor of "Snappy 
Stoiies." Is Miss Marion O'Connor 

Linney to Mooney: "Well, do you 
know there are pigs worth $6000 
apiece?" Mooney: "Small town stuff. 
Why, I go with a gink from Dedham 
who has a bull worth #25,000." Linney. 
"Some bull!" 





653-659 Atlantic Ave., Boston 

"Music hath charms to soothe the 
savage beast" but it doesn't soothe Bob 
Murray. It makes him wilder than the 
proverbial women. While sitting with 
Tommy Coughlin in the Armory one 
noon time, Dora played, "In Ze Motor 
Car," and Bob let his falsetto tenor 
loose to a degree to shame Tettrazzini 
back to the laundry. Oh! Robert. 

An old pal, Paul Jones is getting to 
be quite a "jazzer." Dancing in the 
Armory on Monday night recently he 
said the perspiration made him sweat, 
so between encores he wrung his hand- 
kerchief out the window, mopped his 
brow, smiled at his partner, and shook 
a few more shimmies. Wish I could 
dance, don't you? 

Bud Fisher found a pocketkook, 
returned it, got a reward, and now he 
wants a bargain in a Ford. Page 

Fair little Yeoman to the bald- 
headed draftsman: "Fortune? Why, 
my face is my fortune." Draftsman: 
"It is no disgrace to be broke." 

Miss Nellie Kearns says she is getting 
tired waiting to see her name in print 
in the Salvo. There is no one else 
in the Division with her name, and she 
doesn't challenge the world to long 
walks as per her assistant Jerry, but she 
has smiled at Tom Mooney enough to 
get at least a "reck," so here it is. 

P. S. If Tom's kid brother takes this 
home and Tom's wife spots it, Tom will 
be explaining how he bumped into a 
door in the dark. As says Tommy, 
"Put me in for anything, but don't 
group me with any wild women." 

Miss Holbrook is having a wonderful 
time keeping the draftsmen's time "on 
and "off". Soon she intends taking up 
high mathematics involving calculus. 
She says some of her beau-brummel co- 
workers can figure their time out so that 
if they are late nine times for .1 total of 
forty-three minutes, and come back 
from lunch six minutes early once, they 
ire entitled to an hour overtime. 

Any day you feel religiously inclined 
you are invited to Pastor Wardwell's 
Bible Class, .it Abie's board. The choir 

is about to be formed. Jake Zion is 
preparing his next sermon, "If it were 
not for Pastor Russell and Myself" 
There is everything a religious meeting 
desires, but the collection. Omit 

Those new dances are certainly the 
works when the hall gets crowded. All 
you have to do is stand still and shiver. 
If you desire to see this forcibly demon- 
strated, drop up to the dance hall in 
Building 39 any noon time and watch a 
couple of gobs there try to out-shiver 
each other. Sherman was right. 

The undisputed, unbeatable champ 
bowlers, Messrs. Faton and Graffam 
have lost their crown, same now being 
sported bv Tom Mooney and "Jake" 
Zion. Slaughter took place at the 
North Station Alleys. Says Jakt, 
"When you serve herring with cabbage, 
or, in other words, get the Irish and 
Jews together there is no combination 
to touch you." Challenge is out to all 
two-men teams. Does Paul Pohler 
work in the ^ ard? 

If Wiley gets laid off in the next 10 
per cent he can, at least, get a job as a 
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a second than an experienced soda clerk 
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JUNE, 1919 

Let all the ends thou aim' it at be thy country's" 


Vol. 2, No. 11. 


Managing Editor 


Industrial Editor Circulation Manager 


The Salvo is issued at the Boston Navy Yard on the fifteenth of every month, and is sold within 
the limits of the Yard for ten cents a copy. Neither self-exploitation nor commercialism enters into 
the make-up of this paper. 

The Salvo Office is on the second floor of Building 5, Main Entrance to the Navy Yard. Address 
all communications to the editors of the Salvo, Boston Navy Yard. 

Local Editor 

Artistic Manager 


The marines have a half-yearly cal- 
endar of a peculiar design; for while all 
the letters and numerals of the preceding 
months are printed in black type, June 
alone has letters of red. It is the 
marines' Red Letter month, and this is 
the anniversary. 

It was in June last year that the 
marines stood the brunt of the German 
attack and held fast against all attacks. 
They were rushed in camions and trucks 
from the Verdun sector to the Chateau- 
Thierry sector, where they met the apex 
of the German drive at Belleau Wood. 
They were fighting in and about that 
wood for a month, and at the end of 
that period the official figures show that 
out of eight thousand men of the 4th, 
or Marine Brigade, only two thousand 
and one came out scatheless. 

The story of the Belleau Wood battle 
has been told by innumerable corres- 
pondents and eyewitnesses. Floyd 
Gibbons of the Chicago Tribune, George 
Pattullo, of the Saturday Evening Post, 
Lieutenant Brady, of the New York 
Evening World, Frederick Palmer, world 
famous correspondent who was a mem- 
berof General Pershing's stafF,and others 
have repeated it over and over again. 
The world knows it — and probably will 
never forget it. 

The French have named the wood, 
"Bois de la Brigade de Marine." 

Already tourists are visiting that spot, 
nearest to Paris, made famous by the 
blood of Americans who died there. 

That is why the month of June will 
always be a red-letter month in Marine 
Corps history. And for each of the 
thirty red numerals on the calendar 
there are a score of little wooden crosses 
near the Bois de la Brigade de Marine. 


It will probably interest our readers 
to know that the cover designs for our 
monthly publication have been made 
by artists in the Yard, with the excep- 
tion of the cover for the February and 
May issues, the latter having been 
kindly loaned us by Mr. Chappie of the 
National Magazine. The Yard artist, 
Mr. Leslie Stout, who, by the way, is 
now in civil life again, possesses excep- 
tional ability in the art of designing and 
studied art and illustration with several 
of Boston's best artists. 

The Salvo takes this opportunity to 
express its gratitude and thanks to Mr. 
Stout who spent much time on his work 
in connection with the paper. I think 
the officers, enlisted personnel and 
civilian employees would like to compli- 

ment our talented artist at this time 
also. Mr. Stout won the prize in the 
March cover design contest, which 
many will recall. 

There are several other artists in the 
Yard who have also devoted consider- 
able time to drawing cartoons, headings 
for articles, etc., and each and every 
one is thanked by the Salvo for the 
time and thought given to this work. 
Among some of these artists are: 

Casimir Shay, P. M. 20, Finger Print 
Office; Miss Ruth Morse, Yeoman Kel- 
log, Angeline Wood, Y. lc, Harold 
Linnehan, Myra Eldridge, Estha Hig- 
gins, Y. lc; Supply Department; Mr. 
•White, Thos. Mooney. 

These young artists may some day 
become famous along these lines and 
we may read of them in later life as 
professional cartoonists, designers, etc. 
The Salvo wishes them the best of luck 
in all their undertakings. 

Compliments of Major Sterrett, U. S. M C 


It may be necessary to suspend 
the Salvo with the June edition. 

The reason is the reduction of 
force ordered by the Navy De- 
partment. The Editors believe 
that the influence of the Salvo 
has been for good — for every- 
body says so. It is with regret, 
therefore, that the Editors have 
been informed by the Comman- 
dant that it may be necessary to 
suspend this paper after this date. 

In any case, the Salvo is grate- 
ful for the encouragement and 
support given to it by the Boston 
Navy Yard, and the Editors have 
done their very best to make it 
a representative little paper. 

If this is the last Salvo to be 
fired from this office, we hope 
that it is bunched — like all well- 
aimed Salvos — over the point of 
aim, which is and always has 
been the greatest good for 
Boston Navy Yard. 


On the 17th of June, we commemorate 
the one hundred and forty-fourth 
anniversary of the Battle of Bunker 
Hill. On that day, the nation pays 
tribute to those great and noble de- 
fenders of our flap who fought, bled, 
struggled and died to lay the 
foundations of a nation that is today 
the envy of the civilized world. May 
we not go back in memory to that eve 
of June 17, 1775, and behold there 
twelve hundred men of sturdy Colonial 
stock working throughout the night, 
fortifying the hill overlooking the city 
of Boston. As morning dawns, we 
behold that valiant defender of the 
flag, Colonel Prescott, of whom it was 
said, "he would fight as long as a drop 
of blood remained in his veins," walking 
leisurely on the bank of the earth which 
his men had thrown up on the crest of 
the hills. 

Attack after attack was made on them 
and they held their ground as long as 
their old-fashioned muskets could be 
supplied with ammunition. Only late 
in the afternoon did the British, with .1 
greater number of men and an inex- 


haustable amount of ammunition, 
succeed in driving them from their 

Let us rejoice then on this memorable 
day of history at the valor and courage 
of our forefathers. Let us honor and 
praise their name. May their spirit 
inspire the youths of our day that they 
may become like them, staunch and 
true Americans, willing to sacrifice their 
lives on the field of battle for the princi- 
ples embodied in our Constitution, and 
the lofty ideals which our grand and 
glorious flag represents. 


Hodgens keeps abreast of the times. 
He bought his one-piece bathing suit 
last week. 

Place — Tenean Beach. 

Time — Any fine Saturday or Sunday 

Girl — Any or all of them. 

Mason at last got something to put 
in that garage he has been building all 

Strange how the girls get wind of these 
things. You can see them at Leon's 
desk on any pretext now. 

Isaac still has his to get. The last 
dealer wouldn't meet Ike's offer of 

Cooper expects to keep cool these 
warm evenings. Tom was presented 
with a nice motor boat last Tuesday 
and the Neponset River is handy. 

Mac is always there with the deep 
sea stuff. He intends opening a fish 
store in Somerville July 1st. 

Tim says he understands that song 
of Harry Lauder's now — "It's nice to 
get up in the morning, etc. 

Carl is overhauling the buzz wagon. 
About the middle of the month he has 
promised to take Hodgens, Labadie and 
Halfpenny on a trip to Ipswich after 
that elusive bi-valve, the dam. W hy 
didn't you arrange the trip for the 
middle of July, Carl? You would have 
had more clams to take home. ™ e 


know Labadie doesn't have to go that 
far for clams. 

Carl had once thought of asking Ross 
to go, but changed his mind since Ross 
and Mac have been seen going out at 
the middle gate so often together. 

Lately the blonde from the Material 
Section has got suspicious. She has 
been asking whose picture that is on 
Jimmy's desk. 

Freddie doesn't hang around Marie's 
desk so much lately. Did the happy 
news discourage you, Fred? 

Tom went to the circus Monday, the 
26th. Both office and Tom were disap- 
pointed. He had no new tricks on tap 
for the following A. M. 


B§ -•■--■■- — .;g 

Leadingman McCarthy is buying all 
kinds of cigarettes at reduced prices. 
He will also buy a good automobile for 
#25 any time. 

Say, Anderson, why don't you get 
onto yourself and get a tandem so you 
and Carroll can ride together. 

Why are Walker and Kennedy looking 
over white duck pants at Raymond's : 
Are they going to wear them in Atlantic 

N\ hy is Jimmy Boyle always hanging 

around the Flks Hall m Chelsea : Try- 
ing to get inside dope on playing politics : 
Looks bad, Jimmy. 

Mr. Desmond of the fuel ship is 
advertising a good all-around drink 
which is to go on sale July 1st. 

Anything that can not be welded bv 
McHugh is going to junk. Murphy. 

Heard in fhh Tim Section 

"Hand me over the she 

"Get some dope on this guy." 
"Have some peanuts. Mr. Whipple", 
"Bothering the help. Mac"" 

just looking around. Am thinkir 




M/Hac\(m Shop 

Leadingman Large has left for a 
vacation in the "Green Mountain 
State." It is rumored that once his 
baggage is over the line he will be filled 
with joy. 

Quarterman Chase is enjoying his 
vacation touring the country in his 
"Sensible Six." 

Emery "Saxon" West would like to 
race any worthy competitors — the 
only stipulation being that the race be 
run over a circular track so that he will 
not have to walk so far afterwards in 
reassembling his car. 

On the eve of his departure for duty 
on the U. S. S. Melville, the supervisory 
force of the Machinery Division pre- 
sented Lieut. J. J. Cotter with a black 
leather traveling bag as a token of 
their appreciation of his co-operation 
and efficient services, while attached to 
this department as Assistant Shop 

We have a fellow in our shop 
Who told us one day, 
That he had made up his mind 
To join the N. A. A. 

He said he'd buy an auto 
Which on high he would slam. 
And go to some quiet spot 
And dig the lonely clam. 

Then he came in one day 

Before the auto was bought, 

And said that he had changed his mind 

And thought he'd buy a yacht. 

For a trip we were all invited, 
He spoke of the fish we would get, 
Perhaps some crabs and lobsters, too, 
Such a jolly time, "You bet!" 

But then he changed his mind again 
Before the yacht was bought, 
And started a war garden 
On his great big city lot. 

He has not much to say 
Since he came out of his trance, 
But he did condescend to tell us 
He was raising oyster plants. 

A. Licciardi and O. R. Martin, until 
recently employed in the shop, are 
doing well in their latest venture as 
proprietors of the new Codman Square 
Garage, Dorchester. 

"Joe" Barry, Peabody's curly-haired 
Adonis, and veteran of the World War, 
was seized with pains in the heart 
during the third performance of the 
Yard show at Jordan Hall and was laid 
low for three days under the care of a 
doctor. Opinion seems to vary as to 
whether it was Dan's Mandy song or 
Irene's Spanish dance that caused the 

Driscoll and Peloquin, formerly of 
this shop, have taken over the Clifton- 
dale garage and are reported to be 
doing well. 

Mahoney made a splendid "Gentle- 
man from the South" at the Navy Yard 
Musical Comedy. This is quite natural 
as "Dan" hails from one of the best 
families in the "Peninsular District." 

We wonder why Mr. Laurence Willie 
Smith spends so much of his time in the 
vicinity of Blackstone and Hanover 
Streets. Who gave you the tip, Laur- 

WANTED: A second-hand baby 
carriage or an old Ford, with the engine 
taken out — must be strong enough to 
carry eight pounds. Mr. Red Progress 
Lavoie, Machine Shop. 


- m a 

Mr. Axle Bjorkman, a first-class 
machinist, working in Building 42, 
found a sum of money, and was able 
to return it to the owner through a notice 
posted in the shop. Mr. Bjorkman 
deserves credit for proving himself an 
honest and trustworthy person. 

Under the leadership of Bruce Grover 
the M. O. baseball team opened its 
season May 30th, and is willing to ac- 
cept all challenges. The team is made 
up of fast (?) players and we hope they 
will have a successful season. Peanut 
Lafrinere, ex-New England league 
twirler, has still got a lot of pep and 

will do the bulk of the pitching for 
Grover's pets. 

Will Midge Harkins, the crack short- 
stop, call at Building 44 as Dick Sey- 
mour, the regular short stop broke a 
finger or rather got a broken finger 
reaching for a second piece of pie and 
will not be able to play for several weeks. 

Tubber Shea will act as mascot for 
the present, but Trainer Toner hopes 
to get Tubber in shape soon, so he will 
be able to take his regular position 
(second catcher) on the team. 

The outside supervisors have also 
organized a team and would like to 
play the shop supervisors. Boy, page 
Mr. Dignan. 

Mr. Carman, who at one time was 
looked upon as a wonderful man behind 
the bat, will represent M. O. as catcher. 
Mr. Connerton formerly star twirler of 
the Fall River Eagles, will do the pitch- 
ing. Bill Towne will cover first, Bill 
Russell second, Ranger McCarty third, 
Henry Marshman short, Shorty Oslund, 
John Cairns and Jim Bradley will take 
care of the outfield. 

Leadingman Jaquith will play "Sweet 
Marie, I am waiting for thee." (on the 
elevator). Get the Marie in Building 

Yeoman Mary C. is very anxious 
to know whether or not Jack Garrity is 
married. Ask Jim Connerton, Mary, 
he knows. 

Ray Morse, check No. 5346, is one 
of the happiest men in the outside force 
— reason — just returned from his 

For information on how to raise any 
species of potato — see Carman. 

When you buy a Salvo do not hand 
in a Boston & Northern check. 

Our Bunco men 


Hatch and Brad- 

Wonders will never cease. Billy 
Dowd was seen with a young lady going 
up Bunker Hill Street one night last 
week. Willie, is it true? 




Ask our Chief Yeoman (F.) Miss 
Walker about the extensive trousseau 
she is preparing before June. How 
about it, Marjorie? 

Our popu'ar songbird, Josephine 
Elbery, Yeoman 2c, has flown away 
from us. She is now stationed at the 
Decommissioning Office on Atlantic 

The librarian, May Hogan, Yeoman 
2:., Has become quite an athlete. She 
will be willing to give lessons any even- 
ing from 8 to 9 P. M. Oh! you "Medi- 
cine Ball." 

Chief Yeoman, Elizabeth Hor- 
gan, is anticipating a trip to the Pacific 
Coast. I never dreamed she would be a 
moving picture star. What is the 
attraction, Elizabeth? 


When it comes to "Interior Painting" 
our Chief Yeoman, Phil McKeague, is 
some artist. 


The Holy Terror 

Lady: They say Father Hooley 
advanced to the attack with a prayer- 
book in one hand and a bomb in the 

"They're always thryin' t' belittle a 
good man, mum." 

"Why, isn't it truer" 

"No, lady; he had bombs in both 

Perhaps You Would Like to Know 

The most crooked river in the world 
is the Humbolt River, which flows 
through Central Nevada. The stream 
is a sportsman's Paradise. Ducks and 
geese, after following its deviating course 
a short distance, become bewildered 
and lose all sense of direction, returning 
many times to the point from which 
they were disturbed. 


All up for the Sailmakers' Outing, 
June 21, 19 19. We expect to see some 
of our former hammock hounds. 

The Sail Loft gang were photographed 
Monday, the 19th. What were you 
missing for, Titus. The camera was 

Say, Rob, if Mary had only heard 
what the photographer said I think 
you would be married this June. 


"I'm ashamed of you. You're al- 
ways fighting." 

"Well, mother, supposin' the l.idv 
next door was to put her chewin' gum 
down yer neck, wouldn't you paste her 


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Does anyone know Jimmie Porter: 
Ir is wee Jimmie I mean. 

The U.S.S. Santa Rosa docked at 
Commonwealth Pier the other day and 
brought back a lot of big guns. They 
were all painted war color, and named 
for movie stars, but I did not see any 
named for "Scrappy" Keating. 

The men in the Boiler Shop had a 
photograph taken the other day. It 
had to be taken a second time, as the 
photographer got only half of Hennessey 
the welder's, nose, upon the first 

Houdini, the Master of Mystery, got 
his first training opening locks when a 
boy. He says his mother used to make 
home-made apple pies and he made 
them disappear. I wonder if Sam 
Williams ever found out who opened 
the locks in his tobacco shop soup 


Why do they always put the stew on 
the table an hour before messr To 
scare away the flies? 

We wonder what became of Mr. 


Red Connelly was absent May 19. 
Some one saw him at City Hall. Con- 
gratulations, Red. 

Whitman seems to have that A.W.O.L 
fever. Are we right, Mac? 

Girls, from the way Snookie flashes 
that diamond stick pin of his, he must 
be looking for a wife. Now is your 

Eddie Lyons will now sing "It's a 
long, long trail to Alton Bay." 

Jim Crowley, our worthy president 
of Local No. 304, thinks more of year- 
old junior than he does of anything the 
Bonus would buy. 

Johnson almost reached the check 
board before it closed (once). Why 
not hire a room at the Marine Barracks? 

They will obey the order to wake you 

Heard near the office, "Why didn't 
you drop your check?" Alibi — "How 
many times must I drop it?" "I have 
no proof, so you win." 

McManus has a girl's picture under 
the glass on his desk. Hanley likes 
her looks and has requested an intro- 
duction. Watch your step, Mac. 

Reuben had a sign on the door "No 
businesstransacted during lunch r erioc" 
— Joe had his faults during his term 
of office but he never hung out a sign. 

Why did No. 9641 go home two hours 
early May 20, 1919? 


1. A gentleman, upon meeting a lady, 
remarked, "I believe that I know you." 
The lady replied, "I should think you 
should. Your mother was my mother's 
only daughter." What was the rela-' 

2. When will there be but 25 letters 
in the alphabet? 

Replies in next issue. 


Motor Transportation 


Red Cross Work 

in the Navy Yard 

During the period of the war, the 
Red Cross work in the Boston Navy 
Yard has been conducted under the 
direction of Mrs. W. R. Rush. From 
an office, established in her residence, 
she has distributed woolen garments to 
ships, stations and individuals. The 
outfit generally required consisted of 
sweater, muffler, wristers, helmets, socks 
mittens or gloves, and comfort kits; 
but there have also been distributed 
pajamas, stationery, books, games, 
watch caps, ear laps, convalescing robes, 
underwear, washcloths, soap, rubber 
boots, abdominal bands, handkerchiefs, 
fireless cookers, oilskins, playing cards, 
and tobacco. 

Each ship as it comes into the Yard 
is offered any amount of these articles 
they may require for the officers and 
crew, and in many instances, ships and 
stations some distance away have 
received their equipment from this 
source. To date there have been 
182,616 articles distributed. 

The supply of all the hand-knitted 
goods has been received from the Red 
Cross Headquarters at 1000 Washington 
Street, tor from individuals who have 
either sent packages directly to us, or 
have sent them through our shop — 
The Naval Auxiliary of the Red Cross — 
at 367 Boylston Street, Boston, which 
has been conducted under the efficient 
management of Mrs. Joseph W. Rich- 
ards. Members of committees, officers, 
and other women who have been 
interested in this work are: — 

Chairman — Mrs. W. R. Rush 
Vice Chairman — Mrs. Henry M. 

Secretary — Mrs. Henry R. Hurd 
Treasurer — Mrs. Frederick Brooks 
Manager Mrs. Joseph W. Richards 
Advisory Committee 
Mrs. William Almy 
Mrs. Arthur L. Race 
Mrs. Joseph W. Richards 
Mrs. Robert H. Stevenson, Jr. 
Miss Martha G. Sias 
Mrs. IF H. Stiebel 
Miss Mary Wheelwright 

Mrs. Rush has also been affiliated 
with the Red Corss, Home Service 
Section. Some people, not under- 
standing the exact scope of the Navy 


Relief Society have appealed for assis- 
tance of a nature that was not provided 
for in the relief laws governing this 
organization. Through an agreement 
between the Navy Relief Society and 
the Red Cross, such cases have been 
referred to the Home Service section, 
and immediate relief given to families 
in distress, because of delay in allot- 
ments or from other misfortunes which 
have made it impossible for the men 
in service to furnish funds to their 
families when urgently needed. 

It has been an absorbing and alto- 
gether splendid work, and Mrs. Rush 
has attended to it personally, with such 
spirit and energy that it has been 
extremely successful and absolutely 

This work has grown to such an 
extent that three months ago an As- 
sistant Field Director was placed in 
charge of Home Service with head- 
quarters in the Chaplain's office. In 
these three months over eight hun- 
dred Home Service cases have been 


The Riggers and Laborers Depart- 
ment feels keenly the loss of one of its 
co-workers, Miss {Catherine Smith, who 
has been transferred to the Navy ^ ard 
at the Great Lakes. Miss Smith was 
with this department for almost eleven 
months, and as she had to leave on 
short notice she was not able to bid 
farewell to the members of the force 
with whom she- w as familiar. I hert fore 
she takes this opportunity to express 
through the Salvo her pleasure of having 
worked with the Riggers and Laborers 
of the Boston Navy ^ ard, and extends 
her best wishes for their future happiness 

Man (applying for the job) — "Have 
you any opening for me. sir:" 

Boss (very busy)— 'Y es, there's one 

right behind you — close it as you co 

The thing that poes the farthest 
Toward making life worth while, 

That costs the least and does the most 
Is just a pleasant SMILE. 

It's full of worth and goodness, too. 
With hearty kindness blent; 

It's worth a million dollars, 
\nd doesn't cost .1 Cent. 


Notice to Riggers 
Great Land Sale! For further infor- 
mation apply to Doherty 6c McCormack 
Investors. See for yourself! But be 
sure to wait till the tide goes out. 

LOST: One rope yarn. Finder 
please return to Mr. Jerry Coughlin of 
Building 24. 

The annual fishing trip of the Dry 
Dock Gang was headed by Harry 
Flounder. It came off May 30. All 
arrived home safely, even though not 
exactlv sound. 

Speaking of "pep" — take a glance at 
old "Billy" as he docks ships. Some- 
thing for the younger element to look 
up to. 

Of all the smiles we see 
There's one looks queer to we; 
'Tis the smile of O-0-Le. 

Inspector McNamara from the Rin- 
ging Loft is spending his week-ends at 
Nantasket, with plenty of fresh ■ . 

Tom Brown, the "office boy" owns a 
Maxwell that's running on SIX angry 

Where does our Boss practice his 
elocution lessons: Ask Mr. Thayer. 
He knows. 

A lady in doubt; "Which will it In. 
sailor or widower?" 

Anything new. Ted! Nothing but 
"fresh money." 

T. Franklin Brown, time clerk in the 
Riggers Office, belongs to .1 patriotic 
family. One brother lost .1 leg in the 
cause; another is attached to the K-4 
now at the Yard, and another brother 
is still in France. From the letti I 
latter writes, we hive drawn the con- 
clusion that the only thing that is "still" 
about him is the word "still" as used 
above. "Tom" has two little daughtt r<; 
who will probably be Red Ct 
w hen they crow up. 

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Latest Picture of Y. M. C. A. Hut in Yard 

When the Y Hut in the Boston Navy 
Yard was opened in September many 
were skeptical of its need and some 
prophesied that it would not be used to 
any extent. The reports show that 
considerably more than 75,000 men 
used the Hut last month. Two-thirds 
of this number were enlisted men, the 
balance civilian employees. 

An up-to-the-minute program is on 
the schedule every night of the week 
and includes two and three movie shows 
and entertainments provided some- 
times by talent from local theatres and 
by amateur entertainers. Travelogues 
and occasional lectures of educational 
value, together with religious meetings, 
balance the weekly program. Men from 
the visiting ships often say that the 
Boston Navy Yard has the liveliest Y 
they find at any port on this side. 

Previous to the evening show hun- 
dreds of men are found writing letters 
and the secretaries handle an average of 
25,000 letters a month. 

Athletics have been a feature ever 
sinec the hut was established. Four 
bowling alleys are used continually and 
free of charge. Punching bags are 
placed in the same room and in the 
main hut a basket ball court is laid out. 
Last month 14,000 men engaged in 
athletic activities at the Hut. Athletic 
gear has been provided for the use of 
hundreds of men and other athletic 
gear has been given the chaplain for 
the use of various ships. 

Through the office of the Chaplain, 
the Y distributes to the ships stationery, 
games and supplies. Through this 

same channel many ships have been 
provided with phonographs, in addition 
to hundreds of records. 

The Navy Yard Y has a branch in 
operation at the Boston Section Naval 
base and carries on a similar line of 
activities (movies, entertainments, etc.) 
on a smaller scale. 



He bought a package of cigies, P. F. 

Hurry up with that South Boston 
motor boat, J. A. 

Who won that Hudson one-lung car? 

Ask A. L. how he likes Somerville. 

Lane, change ten will you? Don't 
get the fives mixed up. 

Did A. E. T. find a house yet? 

Cook bought a garage. Has he got 
the auto yet? Good dope! (Save 

MacArthur: — "Price work today, 

Mac: "No. Think I'll take the day 

Charlie Horrigan is now wearing dia- 
monds. His girl must be some chicken. 

How is the garden coming along, Al? 

Frank Brown has gained in weight 
since his vacation. I wonder what he 
has been doing? Speak up, Frank. 

Why the great run on pepto-manjan? 

When are you going to change the 
derby for a straw, Jake? 

Do you like lemon turnovers? Ask 
Mosher. Touch of the old maid in that 

How are you making out on the new 
job, Fred? 


"Molly" Molineaux, our w'ing-footed 
messenger, ran a great race in the recent 
B. A. A. Marathon. He appeared at 
the starting point in Ashland clad in 
pink running trunks with a baby-blue 
sash encircling his waist. "Molly's" 
condition was wonderful and he was the 
cynosure of all eyes, the fair sex going 
wild over his manly form and carriage. 
With a dash he was off at the sound of 
the gun and soon left his opponents far 
in the rear. He finally got so far ahead 
that he turned around and ran back a 
few miles to see it the other boys were 
playing or if they had all gone home to 
their "mommers," and then kissing 
them on the forehead he sped on and 
leaving only a cloud of dust in his wake. 
As he passed Wellesly College he had to 
fight his way through the throng of fair 
damsels who smothered him with kisses. 
Thrusting them all aside, however, and 
thinking only of victory, he dashed 
madly on. At the nineteenth mile he 
was running strong, at the twentieth 
mile "Molly" put on such a burst of 
speed that many of the spectators 
thought a cyclone was passing, at the 
twenty-first mile "Molly" let up a little 
and only made that mile in four minutes, 
flat, — that is, his feet were flat. For 
the next two miles Molly just breezed 
along running with that free, easy stride 
that had carried him to the front in such 
masterly fashion. Coming down I 
Beacon Street on the last lap of the 
race Molly fairly flew. He had just 
turned into Exeter Street amid the 
plaudits of the assembled multitude, 
and was just about to break the tape, 
a winner, when Mr. Otis rang the buzzer 
and Molly "snapped out of it." 







The Parade Grounds of the Marine 
Barracks, Boston Navy Yard, was 
recently the scene of an interesting 
ceremony. Gunneiy Sergeant William 
J. Kirkpatrick, United States Marines, 
was decorated with the French War 
Cross, le Croix de Guerre. 

At the request of Major Joseph C. 
Fegan, the Commandant of the Boston 
Navy Yard decorated Sergeant Kirk- 
patrick with the Cross. The cere- 
mony was arranged and executed by 
Major Fegan. The part played by 
the Commandant was pinning on the 
cross at the request of the Marines, 
and in conformity with orders received 
from Headquarters. Resides the full 
Battalion of Marines, there were pre- 
sent the women yeomen and the mas- 
ter mechanics of the Merit Roll, Roston 
Navy Yard, wearing their Merit 

At the proper time, the Rattalion 
Commander read the orders from 
Marine Headquarters, quoting the cita- 
tion of the French Government in the 
case of Sergeant William J. Kirkpat- 
rick. The Commandant then received 
the medal from the Commanding Offi- 
cer, and, advancing to Sergeant Kirk- 
patrick, pinned it in the correct position. 


over his heart. Then, placing his 
hands on the shoulders of the recipient, 
the Commandant said: 

"Sergeant Kirkpatrick, this ribbon 
marks you as a brave man and a gal- 
lant soldier; wear it with just pride 
and proper bearing." 

The decorating officer then stepped 
back one pace, and the bugle sounded 
"To the Color." At the last note of 
the call, the band played the French 
National Air, after which the Rattalion 
passed in review and was reviewed by 
the Commandant. 

The citation in the case of Sergeant 
Kirkpatrick reads as follows : 
"General Headquarters of the Armies 

of the North and Northeast. 

Order No. 11,584 "D" (Extract) 

Personal Rureau (Decorations) 

With the approbation of the Com- 
mander-in-Chief of the American 
Expeditionary Forces in France, the 
General Commander-in- Chief of the 
French Armies of the North and 
Northeast, cities in the Order of the 

"Gunnery Sergeant William J. 
Kirkpatrick, U. S. Marines, Re-assem- 
bled his men under violent machine 
gun fire, encouraging them by his 
example and raising their morale." 
At General Headquarters, 
November 14, 1918 
The General Commander-in-Chief 


For Original Extract: 

The Lieutenant Colonel, 

Chief of Personnel Rureau. 





hard to get the boys to understand the 
War Camp Community Service's idea 
of entertainment, but once tried the 
boys were ever after eager to accept its 

The dances have always been well 
chaperoned and the homes into which 
the boys have gone have been the best 
around Roston. 

The number of boys given invitations 
since last October is over ten thousand. 
Mrs. Conant at the Navy Yard has 
been efficiently assisted by a woman yeo- 
! man, Miss Elizabeth Horgan, whose tact 
and versatility with the boys has made 
the work a pleasure. She is a girl who 
smiles at her work and makes others 
happy around her. 

Miss Dennison of Melrose has been in 
charge of the desk three days each 
week and has also rendered valuable 
service. Miss Leland represents the 
work at the Y. M. C. A. Hut in the yard. 
The War Camp Community Service 
greatly appreciates the co-operation 
Chaplain McNair has given to its work. 
Always he has stood ready to help and 
give advice when asked, but at other 
times has given it a free hand to work 
out its own problems. Rack of all has 
been the good Commandant, Wm. R. 
Rush, who has approved of the work 
and by his approval has given his boys 
the opportunity to be well entertained 
and protected from evil influences. 

Through the courtesy of Command- 
ant Rush the War Camp Community 
Service entered the Navy Yard last 
October to extend its Home Hospitality 
to boys in the Navy away from home. 
A desk was put at its disposal in the 
office of Chaplain McNair and Mrs. 
Wm. C. Conant of Roston was there 
every day- She visited the ships and 
found the boys who most needed enter- 
tainment. Nearly every kind of enter- 
tainment has been offered by the War 
Camp Community Service. Dances, 
suppers, theatre-parties, week-end par- 
ties, community house parties and 
Sunday dinners. At hrst. it was rather 

Victory Loan Three Times Over 

The following telegram from the 
Chief Liberty Loan Officer. Rear An- 
miral Thomas J. Cowie (P.C 
Navy, is quoted: 
"Commandant, N. i\ \ ^ ard. 
Roston. Mass 

17412 Great Work Roston. Rv tnp- 
ling your quota you set .1 mark which 
it will be very hard for anv unit of 
the Navy to surpass. Heartiest con- 
gratulations to all hands, particularly 
those who directed the campaign at 
Roston with such ability and resource- 
fulness. 12813. Cow 11 *' 

The quota for the ^ ard <:; 
but it was more than tripled as the 
total subscriptions tor tht whole vard 
wen S^.ooo. The total subscription 
by the civilian employees totaled 
£785.750. with .1 percentage of 

1 he Salvo congratulates Lieut. Brewi r 
and his competent assistants: also Mr. 
Macev on the success of the drive 


Memorial Exercises of 
Tri-Mountain Garrison, 
Army and Navy Union 

Tri-Mountain Garrison, Spanish War 
Veterans, held their annual Memorial 
Services at the cemetery of the Naval 
Hospital Grounds, Chelsea, on Memorial 
Day at 1.30 P.M. The parade pre- 
ceding the ceremony was formed in 
Charlestown in the Navy Yard, and 
consisted of the following units: 

Navy Yard Band 

One Company Marines 

Two Companies Blue-jackets 

I he cortege entered the Navy Yard 
at 1.30 and was passed in review bv the 
Commandant of the Yard, together 
with the Senior Aide and the Command- 
ing Officer of the Marine Barracks. 
According to custom the Commandant, 
accompanied by the CommandingOfficer 
of the Marine Barracks, joined the 
column and accompanied it to the 

It should be especially mentioned 
that there were two women yeomen of 
the Boston Navy Yard in line. 

Services were conducted according to 
the program. The Commanding Officer 
called upon the Orator of the Day, Dr. 
George V. MacNamara, Captain 163rd 
U.S. Infantry, 41st Division, American 
Expeditionary Force who made the 
following splendid address. 

We are assembled here today to pay 
tribute to our departed comrades and 
shipmates. It is our custom to thus 
honor our dead. 

Members of this organization have 
participated in every action in which 
our troops have seen service since the 
early history of our country. They 
have always acquitted themselves with 
honor, often with distinction, many of 
them having made the supreme sacrifice. 

It is to them, our dead, to whom all 
honor is due. 

We, the living, have all seen service, 
but we still have much to give, in com- 
parison to the comrades who lay sleeping 
in this cemetery, we have given but 
little. We can only hope to be spared 
that we may continue the work that 
they have outlined for us that we may 
live up to the traditions that they have 
passed on to us, traditions for which 


they have laid down their lives that this 
country, the United States of America, 
shall always be a free land for free men. 

It is for us to see that it is kept as 
such, that it shall be a home for Ameri- 
can citizens, that American ideas shall 
predominate, that the language of our 
country be taught and spoken, and that 
the Bolsheviki and kindred breeds shall 
be crushed, broken and banished. 

Comrades, to the soldier, sailor or 
marine who serves his country is due not 
only the admiration of the people but 
their respect as well. A regular, no 
matter what branch of the service he 
may be in, is always on duty, always 
subject to call, and he always has been 
read}' to answer that call. 

To the man who participates in an 
action of any magnitude there is always 
some one to report on how he conducted 
himself and, if he has distinguished 
himself, due recognition is accorded him, 
but comrades, how many of our com- 
rades have given their lives in what to 
the civilian was peace time? 

Many are the occasions on which our 
troops on the frontier have fought 
superior numbers of crafty Indians, 
occasions on which our marines and 
sailors have landed on foreign soil and 
fought with courage and valor, uphold- 
ing American rights, protecting Ameri- 
can interests, suffering losses which 
appeared in a despatch to the Depart- 
ment, aside from which no mention 
would be made, no distinction, no 
decoration given. For these men I 
have the greatest respect and admiration. 
They had a duty to perform and they 
allowed nothing to interfere with the 
performance of it. 

It is men of this type that have 
carried our flag in all parts of the world 
and have planted it on whatever objec- 
tive that they were ordered to take, 
never faltering, always on the aggressive 
and, having cleaned up the job on hand, 
shouting 'Where do we go from here?' 

That, my comrades, is the spirit of 
the American service. 

That, my comrades, is the spirit that 
caused the French to say, "The Ameri- 
cans always bring on an engagement." 
Our men would not wait for the Boche 
to start things; they themselves did 
the starting, the fighting and the 

It was these men that proved we 
were not too proud to fight, it was these 
men that set a fighting pace that 

astonished not only the Boche but our 
Allies as well. 

Our fighting standard is high. It has 
been set high by our departed comrades. 

It will be kept high by the living. 

Departed comrades and shipmates, 
1 salute you." 



Tim Casey, Knight of the Brush, has 
launched his new floating palace, the 
Winifred, and is preparing for a summer 
cruise to Newport, Bar Harbor, and 
other fashionable resorts where society 

Lieutenant F. W. Teepe, U.S. Navy, 
has been detached from this department 
and ordered to duty on the U.S.S. 
Melville, which did such valiant service 
on the other side during the war. Lieut. 
Teepe was a great favorite with every 
one in the Public Works Department 
and we shall miss him. 

John "Okey" O'Connor, our debonair 
chief yeoman, just back form eight 
months' service on the U.S.S. Kearsarge 
is being flooded with offers from man- 
agers of baseball teams in this vicinity 
who would like to sign him up for the 
season. "Okey" says that if the dif- 
ferent managers don't stop calling him 
up that he will have to cut the telephone 
wires on 465. 

Lucy and Mr. Conly, our Requisition 
and Material experts, are like Robinson 
Crusoe and Friday. You never see one 
of them that the other is not somewhere 
around. Lucy, by the way, has just 
finished a course in stenography and 
typewriting in the Charlestown Evening 
High School and is now a full-fledged 
stenographer. Such enterprise deserves 

Lieutenant P. W. Healey, battalion 
adjutant, ioist Infantry, U.S.A., Ser- 
geant William Harrington, ioist Signal 
Corps, Sergeant Harold Fabian, 26th 
Regiment, U.S. Engineers, all of whom 
are employees of this department have 
arrived home from overseas. Fabian 
has returned to work, but Healey and 
Harrington have not yet been mustered 
out of the service. 





Can You Imagine 

Sully standing up for the sodas ? 
Miss Friend with a crowd at noon? 
Miss McCarthy actually talking all the 

noon hour? 
A messenger boy in the Machinery 

Division offering to do an errand? 
Dell with a Jane on his arm? 
Sharkey and Mommer at Keith's 1 
McCabe saying, "Take it easy, fellows" 

to the girls? 
Anna so deeply in love? 
Martha offering to do all the time sheets ? 
Leonard getting in at nine sharp : 
Who Bill rates as the best looker in the 

office? Gee, he's fussy too. 

Leonard and Joe would have enjoyed 
the Navy Show only that Anna Forbes 
talked too much during the performance. 
You see Anna was with her best fellow. 

Miss Maggioni is signed up for the 
Franklin Square House. Bill, you've 
got a chance now. 

Martha Kenney went to New York 
last month. Where's the wedding band 

Laura Begin's man loves her. He 
sent her a postcard written in shorthand. 
P.S. Laura can't read shorthand. 

Frank McCabe is now wearing glasses. 
Watch out, girls. 

The office wants to know who Nathan 
had at the Navy Yard Show. I'll say 
she's cute. 

Sullivan did not buy a ticket for the 

United States Food Administration License 16086 

Open from 6 A.M. to 1 A.M. 


Established in 1896 

A. C. Floyd, Manager 

Lunch and 

43 Main Street, Charlestown 

Navy Show because he said that the 
talent was not good enough to play a 

May Marcille has a great imagination. 
She thinks everyone else has, too. 
"Can you imagine that?'' 

Ballem liked the "Ballet" best at the 
Navy Show. We know why, Joe." 

Bill, Leonard, Vincent, Nathan, and 
Joe are raving about their summer 
bungalow. How are you going to raise 
the rent? Baseball pools? 

The two Lauras are going to the 
Great Lakes. Do they expect the Del- 
aware to come in there? 

Remember those school days when 
you were fussy who sat beside you? 
How about it, Mark? 

Miss Friend is ambitious, at least in 
falling for uniforms — three stripes, too. 
We're all jealous. Really! 

What's the use of Miss McCarthy 
going to B. U.? Leonard intends to 
take her out of the Yard soon. 

Dell was made assistant to Mr. 
Whipple. What is realy surprising is 
that he is wearing his new suit now. 

Ask Nathan why he deserted the 
boys at Reading. How about an intro- 
duction, Nathan ? 

Troubles of the Time Section 

Life, they say, goes on like a song 
Unless one holds a chit too long. 
Peggy, Martha, and Betty, too, 
Argue with Leonard on the work they do. 
Mrs. Linsky and Miss Crosby both keep 

While the rest are on the verge of a riot. 
Miss Whalen claims the same as Laura, 
With such work on hand she'll be done 

Doris and Anna, including Jennie, 
Keep on murmuring their chits are too 

Prank is doubtful about these cases, 
As it reaches the stage of angry faces. 
Now, girls, listen! No more fight! 
As the boss has a line to set things right. 
Sheets were counted, and men were, too. 
And each an equal share will do. 
Peace on earth. Mr. Wilson said. 
Now, .ill together a full speed ahead. 
Make out vour chits plus the smile. 
And work will proceed in regular style. 
— Machiurry Dim i h Office 


Occasionally short-sighted statesmen 
have, on the score of expense, caviled 
at the policv of keeping up the Naval 
Academy. I his attitude may be at- 
tributed to the fact that they would not 
or did not, appreciate the necessity of 
such institutions as the naval and mili- 
tary schools to impart a scientific 
education to the officers under training; 
nor did they appreciate the danger of 
neglecting to support such schools upon 
the broadest and most liberal basis. 

If all people would study such ques- 
tions sensibly they would learn that the 
fate of war may possibly be determined 
directly between science on the one side. 
of military strength and armed with the 
best munitions of war, and a feebler 
science on the other side. Experience 
has shown that woe comes to that nation 
which should fail to prepare itself for 
the hour of battle. 

Even when General Washington was 
endeavoring to provide, after the Revo- 
lution, for a military-peace establish- 
ment and the education of officers for 
it, he declared in his last message to 
Congress, this: 

"However pacific the general policy 
of a nation may be. it never ought to he 
without an adequate stock of military 
knowledge, tor emergencies. The first, 
would impair the energy of its character, 
and both would hazard its safety, or 
expose it to greater evils, when wai 
could not be averted. Besides, that 
war might not often depend upon its 
own choice." 

lime has fully tested the truth 
declaration, and the people of these 
United States must know that to meet 
the consequences of war one must be 
prepared to meet the great changes in 
the arts of war, even to equip a larce 
army, transport it over the ocean three 
thousand miles, and maintain it in a 
hostile attitude for a year or more. 

Well-Known Sayings 

\s .1 matter of fact. 
Dodge — I'm a better bowler than 

HoIiik s 
Blunt— Ha, Ha, Ha. 
Russell — How are they coming : 

When Patronizing Our 


Mention the "Salvo" 





Top Row from Left to Right: 

Capt. Angus Wilson J. J. McGary, Marine Gunner 

Post Adjutant Dut\ Officer 

Capt. J. P. Brown 
Duty Officer 

D. J. Shepard 

Quartermaster s Clerk 

Capt. D. Readdy 
Gen, Duly Officer 

C. A. Johnson, ?nd Lt. 

Duty Clerk 

Bottom Row frov Le^t to Right: 

Major H. O. Smith Major Watson Major T. C. Fegan 

Accl, Asst, Quartermaster Adjutant and Inspector Commanding Off icer 
Headquarters, Washington, D,C, 

Capt. Harold H. Rethman 
Act. Asst, Quartermaster 
Recently relieved from duty by 
Major H, 0, Smith 

Major Alexander Watson, U.S.M.C, 
of the Adjutant General's Office, United 
States Marine Corps Headquarters, 
arrived at this post on the 20th of May 
with orders to inspect it. After a visit 
of courtesy to the Commandant of the 
Navy Yard, he was received with the 
honors due his rank by the Commanding 
Officer of the Post, Major Joseph C. 
Fegan, who rendered every assistance 
in conducting the inspection of the post, 
which was concluded in one day. It is 
understood that Major Watson's report 
is very satisfactory and that he compli- 
ments the Commanding Officer upon 
the condition of the barracks and the 
adjacent quarters, and upon the smart- 
ness and good appearance of his men. 

When it is considered that these 
barracks were built in 1840 and have 
been in constant use ever since, and that 
during the war they held at times double 
their complement, their condition today 
speaks very well for the care given to 

their provision by the commanding 
officers of this post during the long 
period from 1840 to the present time. 
The picture shows the Inspection 
Officer, Major Alexander Watson, and 
the Commanding Officer, Major Joseph 
C. Fegan and his staff. 

Outside Supt.'s Office { 


The office is wondering when the 
"happy event" is going to come off 
between Dorothy B and Frank W. 
How about it, Frank? 

Why the white uniform today, Miss 

Joe Griffiths had his Ford in the 
other day. He has gone to New York 
in it. The office is wondering if he is 
going to get married. If he is, the 
yeogiris want to give him a good time. 


Under the training of Captain Johnny 
Doherty and Coach George E. Mooney, 
the Navy Yard baseball team is being 
whipped into shape at the Sullivan 
Square grounds. The spirit and good 
will with which the boys are entering 
into their work and the interest they 
are showing to make our ball team the 
best among the semi-professional teams 
of New England, gives them the right 
to expect hearty co-operation and 
encouragement from every person con- 
nected with the Navy Yard. 

An excellent schedule is being pre- 
pared by the business manager, Charles 
E. McLaughlin, and we can be assured 
of some stellar baseball during the 
coming season. Arrangements are being 
made for a series of games with the 
Brooklyn Navy Yard, which boasts of 
one of the strongest and speediest teams 
on the Atlantic coast. 

John McGlone, formerly of the old 
Cleveland team, is the leader of the 
Brooklyn aggregation and feels that his 
boys will be able to give a good account 
of themselves when the teams meet. 

Weafer, Downes and Krouse, three of 
the cleverest pitchers in the New 
England semi-pro ranks, will do the 
slab work for the Boston team. Wil- 
kins, the "Typo's" old catcher, will 
divide the honors with Peabody who is 
well known in the Arlington section. 

Johnny Doherty will cover short 
himself,with Casey receiving his throws 
at first. Coughlin, captain of the Old 
Mill Stream, will cover third base. 
Christopher, of the Linden Town team, 
is fighting it out with Lawrence of the 
Cambridge Catholic Club for second 
base. Mulligan, formerly of the United 
Shoe, is slated for left field with Decker 
Thornton as center field. Chick Des- 
mond, formerly of the St. Ambrose 
Club, will cover right field with Shaw, 
Itso and O'Keefe as pinch hitters. 

Drawn by C. J. Dow, V. S. N. 


Summer is with us once more, and 
with it comes the call of the bat and 
ball, boats and canoes, outings and 
picnics, the automobile and everything 
to make us happy and contented. 

Now that the ball season is here let's 
get together and organize two baseball 
teams out of the men in the shop. It 
gives us something to look forward to 
during the week to think that on Satur- 
day afternoon we are going out to give 
that other team a good trimming. 

It is about time for Bro. Stewart to 
take Bro. Chilvers out and give him 
some lessons on umpiring, so as to get 
him in trim. 

It looks as though the two "vets" 
up in the corner will have to be sepa- 
rated judging from some of the argu- 
ments they are having on the war. 
Charlie Cox claims that Bud and his 
gang went over there just for a "good 
time." Bud claims that Charlie Cox 
started running at "Bull Run" and is 
running yet. Let's hope they don't 
come to blows. 

One of our brother patternmakers is 
around telling a very queer story, and 
it is doubted by many, but the reader 
may draw his own conclusions. On a 
payday recently this young man left 
the Patternshop in perfect condition 
with his pay envelope tucked away in 
his pocket, and headed for the North 
Station, with the intention of taking 
the train for Saugus. What happened 
to him between the shop and the station 
is a mystery, but his story sounds fishy, 
and here it is: 

"I entered the station and was wait- 
ing for my train, when I felt a hand slip 
into my pocket. I grabbed it and 
found a crook picking my pocket. I 
hauled off and hit him a few punches 
that sent him down for the count. A 
crowd started to collect and I decided 
to get away before any trouble started, 
so I beat it for my train, jumped aboard 
and in a few minutes we were on our 
way out of the station. 

"I took out my paper and started 
reading it, and in a short time the con- 
ductor came along collecting the fares. 


I handed him my ticket. He looked 
at it and said, "Say, man, you are in 
the wrong boat, this train is an express 
to Lowell." My heart dropped into 
my stomach, what was I to do, we were 
just passing through Melrose. If I 
go to Lowell I will get home late and 
I will be jumped upon by wifey, — a 
hundred and one things went through 
my mind. I decided to try to jump off, 
so I went to the rear car and jumped, 
and after a couple of tumbles in the 
dirt I picked myself up and went home, 
only fifteen minutes late, and none the 
worse for my experience." 

The question is: Did he go to Lowell 
or did he jump? 


Gene Murney has been seen hanging 
around Cambridge City Hall registry 
lately. What's the matter, Gene, pick- 
ing up courage? 

When Campbell gets that motor boat 
running good we are all going on a 
fishing trip, all that wish to go please 
give their names to Frank Gillin. 
Chowder, lines and bait free. 

Charlie Carroll has a funny story 
about a pair of rubber boots. What is 
it, Charlie, let's in on it? 

Jimmy Keyes told Jimmy O'Dowd 
That Jimmy Healey does his thinking 
out loud, 
But Jimmy Healey said it was Jimmy 
Trying to tune up his darned old 
Jimmy Riddle claims it's some young 
That Jimmy Ayhroyd brought in from 
his house. 
But Jimmy Ayhroyd said it was some 
tin cans 
That Jimmy Baldwin brought down 
from Stoneham. 
Jimmy Baldwin said he never did such 
a thing, 
But it sounds like Jimmy Coogan 
trying to sing. 
Jimmy Coogan came pretty close to the 
When he said he thought it was old 
Jim Clark. 
But no matter who it is that does this 
You can all rest assured that its one 
of the Jims. 

Oversea's man gives talk: Corp. Win. 
B. Reid, Co. i, 372nd Inf., just returned 
from France, gave a most instructive 
and interesting talk to the electricians 
in Building 103 on April 25th. Corp. 
Reid paid a high tribute to the Salvation 
Army, Knights of Columbus, and other 
war working organizations for their 
invaluable services rendered to the men 
in the trenches. 

On Thursday, May 22, 1919, the 
graduation exercises of the class in 
Practical Applied Mathematics was 
held in the Y. M. C. A. hut and occupied 
the time between 5 and 7 P. M. This 
class had been studying arithmetic 
during the winter months. Speeches 
were made by Mr. Mover, director of 
the State of Massachusetts University 
Extension Department and by his 
assistants, Mr. Dallas and Mr. Shore. 
• These gentlemen congratulated the 
students on the completion of the course 
and urged them to continue in the fall 
with the course in Advanced Shop 
Mathematics. As representatives of 
the Yard, speeches were made by 
Lieutenant Moody, the Apprentice 
Trade School Officer, and by Master 
Electrician Bourne. The State of Mass- 
achusetts University Extension Depart- 
ment offers a series of courses of study 
up as far as Practical Applied Calculus. 
There are also courses in electricity, 
thermo-dynamics, steam engineering, 
Spanish, French, bookkeeping and cost 
accounting. After the addresses the 
certificates were awarded bv Mr. Mover 
and light refreshments were served. 

It ig about time that Tissot and Miller 

went to New Hampshire on their annual 
hill climbing contest. Look out for 
Miller's new car. TlSSOt, it is liable to be 
a dark horse. 

I wonder what kind of stew Archie 
gets at Back Bay? I guess we will 
have to ask Kelcourse — he knows. 

Woman Yeoman Chapiro has been 
transferred from the Storage Battery 
Station to the Central office in the 
Machinery Division. Consequently, 
their will be one less place at the dinner 
table in the office at noon time. 




It's a shaving stick 
with a savingHandyGrip* 



HROWING away shaving 
soap is waste. Don't do 

GRIP" Shaving Stick has a 
new and clever way of using 
all the soap — you can unscrew 
the last half inch and stick it 
on a new stick — no waste what- 

Just what the man in the navy 
wants. A shaving stick that 
gives a quick, plentiful lather 
— one that needs no mussy 
"rubbing in" with the fingers. 
Colgate's "Handy Grip" leaves 
the face comfortable and 

No form of shaving soap is so 
economical as the stick. As we 
make Shaving Sticks, Powder 
and Cream, we can advise you 
from an impartial standpoint 
to use 




And stick it 
on a new stick 



Boston Navy Yard 


If you go to work in the morning, 
feeling grouchy and blue, you will not 
be a pleasant companion for those who 
are working with you. Your labor 
will not be lightened by wearing a sulky 
face; being peevish and cranky will not 
smooth a troublesome case. You may 
be having trouble but keep it out of 
sight, 'cause looking black at a wrong 
thing won't make the wrong thing right. 

where he had some work to do. 

While Con was busily engaged, some 
one with extremely light fingers "lifted" 
his badge. Of course Con wasn't going 
to go around the Yard without being 
properly dressed, so to speak, so he 
purchased another badge. The light- 
fingered gentleman didn't have to buy 
one, so he sported Con's. 

Although it cost Con an extra quarter, 
he didn't mind it. He says it is worth 
that much to find out the moral value 
of some people. 

While hurrying along 1st Avenue a 
few days ago, intent on getting a piece 
of work finished up, and off my mind, 
I heard this remark: "I tell you, what 
we want is team work, among our 
Quartermen and Leadingmen" — then 
the speaker was out of earshot. 

The chance hearing of that remark 
made an impression on me, and kept 
intruding itself on my attention at 
intervals ever since. 

Personally I do think we need 
more team work — and then, some. 
What do the readers of the Salvo think 
about it? 

Tom Brennan has recently finished 
up a very nice little garage. Brennan 
has about made up his mind not to 
depend on the Boston Elevated, even 
though he is a shareholder. With a 
car and a garage all his own, he feels 

I wonder if Mel got those claw-ham- 
mers and pinch-bars? What does a 
pattern-maker want with pinch-bars, 

Leadingman Fred Saunders, having 
recently purchased a snug little home 
in Winchester, is busy with his garden, 
using every spare moment to make the 
home spot attractive. 

Tom Higgins isn't getting much rest 
these days, or nights. Tom is a great 
lover of flowers, and always has a garden 
worth looking at — hence the sleepless 

Fred Baker of the Transportation 
Section must be getting reckless. Just 
a word of advice, Fred: 'Never try to 
go through a door without opening it.' 

Leadingman Charles Cross has been | never be late, 
sent to the Chelsea Naval Hospital, 
to take charge of the carpenter work 

Leadingman William B. Early can 

The long and short of the P. W. D 
Mike McCarthy and his helper, Unio. 


One of the most faithful employees 
in the P. W. Department is George 
Chick. George is a veteran of the Civil 
war. He served his country faithfully 
as a soldier, and is now doing the same 
as a civil employee. 

On Tuesday, May 8th, a number of 
young ladies invaded the Yard, laden 
with boxes containing badges for the 
"welcome home" of soldiers, sailors 
and marines hailing from the Charles- 
town District. 

O. R. Conly of the P. W. D. was one 
of the early purchasers. Properly deco- 
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—James J. Hill. 

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— Have you joined a Savingg Society? 

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"I'm Just 35", Said The 
Horse, Smiling Gently 

By Charles Weyler 

I stood at the corner of Marlboro and 
Beacon streets watching the judges 
award prices at the recent work horse 
parade. They put a blue ribbon on a 
spry, well-built bay gelding standing 
near me, and after they had moved on 
I sauntered over to the horse. 

"Hello, old chap," says I. 

He grinned and looked at me with 
a kindly eye. He had a white face and 
two white feet, and appeared to be 
about 7 years old. 

"Who's your boss?" I inquired. 

'"The United States," he replied, 
rubbing his nose against my sleeve. 
"I live at the Navy Yard and this is 
the third straight blue ribbon I have 
won. My name is Dan; what's yours?" 

' Charles, and I'm glad to meet you," 
said 1 when I had recovered from my 
surprise. "How does it come that you 
are able to talk?" 

Oh, I've picked it up in the past 
35 years," he answered. 

"Thank you, sir," he bowed. You 
are about seven, maybe eight." 

"Thank you, sir," he bowed, whisk- 
ing his tail vigorously to halt the pro- 
gress of an early summer fly. "You do 
me a compliment, but nevertheless I 
am 35 years old." 

I looked in astonishment at his fine 
frame, full and well rounded; at his 
feet and legs, sound and well-shaped, 
and the many evidences of youth in his 
eye and manner. Then I said: 

"Well, if you are 35 I'm a hundred 
and six." 

"Honest," he returned quickly. "I 
can prove it by John Toomey. I came 
from the Middle West in 1892 when 
I was eight years old. I dragged the 
commandant around at the Navy Yard 
for four years. After that two of us 
worked for a long time double. Then 
my mate died and I was put to carting 
coal around for another fom years 
single. Nowadays I just loaf about, 
working a bit when I feel like it." 

"Let's see your teeth," I suggested. 
He opened his mouth willingly. They 
were all there, even to the first ones 
he ever had, but they were worn and 
twisted, showing long years of wear. 

"Do you believe me now?" he asked. 

"I guess I'll have to," I replied, 
"but you are certainly some steed for 

"That's what they all say," he de- 

A man appeared from somewhere 
and began making ready for departure. 

"Come on, daddy, old boy, let's be 
goin','' he said to the horse. 

"Are you Mr. Toomey?" I inquired. 

"I am," he replied cheerily. 

"Is that horse 35 -years old?" 

"He is, and he's good for 35 more the 
way he looks today," replied Toomey 
as he made ready to drive off. 

"You never heard him talk, did you?" 

Toomey laughed. "You'll get no 
more of that stuff after July 1." he said. 

But as he started off I caught a wink 
from Dan, and his voice reached me 
in a horse whisper; 

' So long, Charles." 



By George Wm. Bentley of Boston, 

President and Lieutenant-Colonel of the 

British Naval and Military Veterans. 

Red poppies grow in Flanders' Field, 
And to the cross that marks your place 

Their incense yield. 
From skv above the lark's sweet song 
we hear, 

\\ ith hum of bee below. 
Peace reigns supreme, thy spirit near. 

You are not dead, 

But in our hearts forever live. 

Each dawn and sunset glow renews our 

In realms above, and your dear place 
In Flanders' Field. 

To "carry on" we grasped the torch you 
t h re\v • 

And held it high. 
We kept faith and won the tight. 
That ye might sleep in peace 
Where poppies grow 
In Flanders' Field. 

When a man is willing to risk his 
time against yours make your time 
worth as much as his. 

When Patronizing Our 


Mention the "Salvo" 

Work Horse Parade 

In accordance with a custom estab- 
lished by the present Commandant of 
the Yard, in agreement with the PutuC 
Works Officer, the Boston Navy Yard 
stable made entries for the annual 
Boston Work Horse Parade which took 
place on the morning of Memorial 
as follows: 





Daniel Duggan 

Single Team 

Fir.t Prize 

E. Macomber 

Single Team 

First Prize 

J. Dattler 

Single Team 

First Prize 

J. McOormack 

Single Team 

First Prize 

Win. Dobbins 

Double Team 

First Prize 

Wm. Clay 

Double Team 

First Prize 

C. Fish 

Single Team 

First Prize 

Thomas Dooley 

Single Team 

First Prize 

M. DeRocco 

Sit gle Team 

First Prize 

M. Buttimer 

Double Team 

First Prize 

During each year of the three past 
years, the Yard has made about ten 
entries and has been awarded a prize 
for each entry, a'most all of them blue 
ribbons. The Navy Yard stable was 
awarded first prize for stables and a 
letter from the President of the W ork 
Horse Association conferrinc the prize, 
said, "I desire at an early opportunity 
to visit the stable in the Boston N 
Yard, for it seems to be in a class by 
itself." The stable has won the first 
prize for stables for three years 
and during that time has been under 
the care and management of Mr. J. IF 
Toomey, Stable Master. 

The follow ins: despatch was sent to 
the Secretary of the Navy: 

JO May L919. 

"Secretary Navy, 
Navy Department. 

Washington, 1). C. 
Boston Navy Yard stable entered 
ten teams in the Boston Work Horse 
Parade which took place today. Every 
team won first prize. Boston Navy 
Yard stable was awarded first prize and 
the AYork Horse Sho \ \ss c ation 
stated that this stable was considered 
in a class by itself. 

W . K. Kl SH, 
i. nmandant. Boston." 


Thrilling Experience 

On Torpedoed Transport 

Among those now attached to the 
Navy Yard, who have active service to 
their credit, is Lieutenant F. P. Brewer, 
of the Supply Department. A more 
modest officer in speaking of his experi- 
ence is hard to find, it taking four inter 
views with the Salvo correspondent, and 
a request from the Commandant, before 
he finally consented to give the Salvo a 
brief account of his ship's encounter 
with a German submarine on 31 May, 

Although entitled to wear a wound 
chevron, under General Order 422, in 
addition to the overseas service chev- 
rons, he prefers to omit these marks of 
distinction from his uniform. 

To be thrown into the icy waters of 
the northern latitudes, and left for four- 
teen hours on a raft, and in a boat with 
a German submarine training its guns 
on you all day, isn't an experience to be 
envied. The story, however, is best 
told in his own words: 

"The transport, President Lincoln, 
with a number of army passengers and 
wounded soldiers, sailed from Brest on 
May 28th, bound for the States. At 
approximately 9.00 A.M., on the 31st 
when about five hundred miles from 
Prance, three torpedoes were seen 
making their way toward the ship. 
Two struck the port bow simultaneously, 
a most terrific explosion was the result, 
followed by another, when the third 
torpedo struck just abaft the engine 
room. Immediately the ship listed 
heavily to port, making it difficult for 
the men to run along the decks to their 

After the first shock, there was not 
the slightest confusion. Passengers and 
crew acted on orders from the com- 
manding officer with a coolness which 
was truly inspiring. The guns in the 
bow kept up firing until after the water 
was a number of feet over the main deck 
on the after half of the ship. 

Eighteen minutes after the torpedoes 
struck, the President Lincoln sank 
beneath the waves, taking with her 
twenty-three of the crew, and three 
officers. While regrettable, this loss 
was very small considering the number 
of passengers and wounded on board, 
all of whom were safely placed in boats 


and lowered to the water. 

The water was bitter cold, and the 
choppy sea made the majority deathly 
seasick. To add to the discomfort, the 
submarine came to the surface, searching 
among the boats and rafts almost all 
day, looking for the captain and other 
officers to take prisoners. Lieutenant 
Isaacs was finally found and taken 
aboard the submarine. 

The boats had -been provided with 
water and food, but none was used 
during the day, as the quantity was 
necessarily limited, and it might be a 
period of several days before we were 

Great was the rejoicing when two 
American destroyers came along and. 
took us on board in the early morning 
hours next day." 

In Secretary Daniels' report to Pres- 
ident Wilson for the fiscal year, 1918, 
Lieutenant Brewer is among those 
commended for courageous and heroic 
action. When asked what he did to 
merit this, Lieutenant Brewer replied, 
"I went to my station, remaining there 
until the station went from under me; 
then I looked for a drier place." 

"Prunes and Prisms" 

Transcript 3 June 19 
At a dinner to Dr. Pessoa, Presi- 
dent-elect of Brazil, President Wilson 
said: "These [a President's] years of 
office are apt to be burdened with the 
sense of the obligation of speaking for 
his people, speaking what they really 
think, and endeavoring to accomplish 

what they really desire 

I know that, if I may speak for my- 
self, the chief anxiety I have had has 
been to be the true interpreter of a 
national spirit, expressing no pri- 
vate and peculiar views, but 
trying to express the general spirit of 
a nation. (Italics ours.) Perhaps the 
most concise and comprehensive com- 
ment on these utterances is "Prunes 

and Prisms!" 


When Patronizing Our 

Mention the "Salvo" 

Drawn by Yeoman Esther Higgins 


Dear Madam: 

On behalf of the Machinery Division 
of the Boston Navy Yard, I wish to 
extend to you my sincere sympathy and 
condolence in the hour of your bereave- 
ment, occasioned by the death of your 
estimable husband, the late Mr. Hen- 
ning Washburn. 

Mr. Washburn was a quarterman 
machinist in the Machinery Division of 
this Navy Yard for many years. He 
was found always to be an industrious 
skilful mechanic, and an able supervisor. 
During the late war, his services here 
were performed with distinguished 
loyalty and efficiency. Through his 
death, Boston Navy Yard suffers a 
distinct loss. 

Hoping that this slightly deserved 
tribute to the memory of your deceased 
husband may have the effect of helping 
you to bear your overwhelming sorrow 
with fortitude, believe me, with great 

Very truly yours, 

I. E. BASS. 
Commander, U. S. Navy. 
Engineer Officer. 

Mrs 1 . Henning Washburn 
43 Marvin Road 

Melrose Highlands, Mass. 



Would you drown if you fell over- 
board? Most yeogirls would and also 
an astonishing number of seagoing men. 

The District Athletic Officer, Lieut. 
R. M. Hoag, has the use of several 
swimming pools for the purpose of 
teaching Navy personnel to swim. 

All personnel at this Yard who do 
not know how to swim are invited to 
this opportunity. 

C. B. M. H. Elpert, who is an official 
Navy swimming instructor, was at the 
U. S. Naval Radio School last season 
and qualified thousands of radio opera- 
tors. Mr. Elpert was a swimming 
instructor at Palm Beach and many 
other Florida resorts for a number of 
years before entering the U. S. Navy. 

Lieut. Hoag and Instructor Elpert 
are enthusiastic about the good work 
done in the water by the Navy Yard 
girls in a recent swimming meet. 

Every Navy man who does not know- 
how to swim must be taught to swim 50 
yards. Mr. Elpert says we have hopes 
of arousing great interest among the 
Yeoman (F) at this Yard, and getting 
together to torm a swimming team to 
compete against other stations in the 
First Naval District. 

If you wish to take advantage of this 
opportunity, communicate your inten- 
tion to the District Athletic Officer — 
Line 521. 

Each season's fatalities resulting from 


the victims' helplessness in water is 
sufficient evidence that there is impera- 
tive need of the art of swimming to be 
more universally acquired. Not only 
for the preservation of life is it needed, 
but for the improvement in health. In 
many instances really marvelous im- 
provement in health, and consequently 
in personal appearance, is accomplished 
by even thrice weekly swims. To the 
enjoyment of this even the most incle- 
ment weather is no bar. 

By this exercise, calling into play 
almost all the body's muscles at one 
time, such remarkable results as reduc- 
ing stout people fifteen to fifty pounds 
have been achieved. By the breast 
and trudgeon strokes, developing the 
arms, neck and chest, and by the leg 
strokes, developing the thighs and 
calves, needed weight may be added to 
the slim person as it can be taken from 
the stout one. 

An exercise so essential to the physi- 
cal as well as to the mental welfare 
should rank in importance with the 
rudiments of our system of national 
education and will soon, I hope, be 
officially incorporated as part of it. 

Before all the war crises, the United 
States Navy made the art of swimming 
one of the most essential items of an 
American sailor's training before being 
sent out to sea. The up-to-date Naval 
Stations are equipped with swimming 
pools for men who cannot swim, and I 
found that more than ten per cent of all 
sailors at various stations would be 
helpless if they were sent out to face 
grave dangers, the seat of actual war- 

Most women are afraid of water and 
it is this fear that makes it difficult for 
them to learn to swim. A swimming 
teacher who is going to be successful 
in teaching women must recognize this 
fear and deal with it patiently, but 
firmly. It can always he overcome. I 
can cite any number of cists to prove 


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Knights of Columbus 


Too much cannot be said of the 
generosity and service of the Knights 
of Columbus to the boys of the Navy 
attached to the ships making Boston 
their home port, as well as those at- 
tached to the stations coming under 
the jurisdiction of the First Naval Dis- 
trict. Director Daniel J. Sullivan exer- 
cised wise judgment in delegating such 
capable men as John W. McAcy, Gen- 
eral Secretary of the K. of C. War 
Activities Committee, and Francis D. 
J. Ferguson, a Boston theatrical man, 
to assist the Chaplain in his various 
undertakings in behalf of the boys 
"doing their bit" for Uncle Sam. 

These men have given freely of their 
time and energy, co-operating in the 
vast amount of welfare work performed 
throughout the district. With the 
compliments of the Knights of Colum- 
bus, Mr. McAcy has given to the Chap- 
lain athletic equipment, books, maga- 
zines, stationery, tobacco, cigarettes, 
candy and games, in a most generous 
manner. In fact, whenever a request 
has been made in behalf of the crews of 


the several ships the Knights have not 
failed to respond in a gracious manner. 
The entertainments provided at the 
various stations throughout the First 
Naval District have been most success- 
ful. The volunteer artists who have 
appeared have demonstrated in a re- 
markable manner the talent they pos- 
sess and their willingness to aid this 
organization in making things pleasant 
for the men of the service who are 
ready, and may at any time be called 
upon to make the supreme sacrifice 
for the Star Spangled Banner. 

Enlisted men without exception never 
miss the opportunity to express their 
appreciation of what the "Caseys" 
have been and are doing for them. 

Commanding officers in appreciation 
of the pleasure and comfort provided 
for the men under their several com- 
mands have given endorsement to the 
effective work of the Knights and the 
Secretaries responsible for its execution. 
Among the numerous commendations 
received by the Knights none is prized 
more highly than that received from 
Commandant William R. Rush, who 
has never failed to lend his support 
and encouragement to any movement 
beneficial to the men of the Navy. 

Toast to Girls of 

Electric Time Dept. 

Building 39 

Electricians, listen! then you can boast, 
After you've heard your time-keepers' 

Here's to Miss Marceil, the first on the 

The "main-spring" of the Electricians' 

pay line. 
The telephone and out-sheet, between 

these two 
And adding the leave she has enough to 

If it wasn't for her, boys — "dot" this 

On receiving your check, you'd show a 

frown . 

Next on the line with a pen in her 

Is a girl of wonders in making out chits; 
Here's to Miss Coughlin! Come — one 

big shout! 
Who calls up your foreman when he's 

got you out ? 
Now, gangway ! The time shark is here. 
Hold back one moment — hold back that 

cheer — 
Here's to Miss Kelley, a wonder indeed, 
Who makes out your time with lightning 


Your time is composed and corrected by 

And as there was mentioned, here's one 

more — 
Here's to Miss Hagerman, the "whip" 

as it were, 
The others couldn't work if it wasn't for 

She's a bear with the pen and she 

watches all errors. 
In sizing them up, Boys, on time they 

are terrors. 



Chaplain, J. D. MacNair 

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